Man Shows 'Difference Between FedEx and USPS' in Shocking Doorbell Footage

A man has shared what he says is the difference between the delivery of his parcels by FedEx and USPS on YouTube. Waiting for deliveries can be a tedious task, especially for important objects, and this doorbell camera video has both raised and lowered expectations.

Gabe White shared the footage to YouTube on June 4, where it has gained more than 50,000 views in less than a day. White went on to post the video to Reddit, where it has amassed over 12,000 votes and 1,000 comments in just eight hours.

"The difference between our FedEx and USPS deliveries today," he titled the video. The footage from his doorbell camera begins with a delivery driver, who White claims is a FedEx worker, delivering a large parcel. The box is simply dropped straight onto the patio, before the driver swiftly walks off.

A USPS driver arrives later, while it's raining. The driver can be heard saying: "Jesus, they just threw that on the floor." He then places his parcel in the corner of the patio, before moving the other deliveries out of the rain and into a safer place.

"Shout out to our USPS driver for moving all packages out of the rain," White captioned the footage. He also said he called his local USPS branch and informed the manager of the driver's good deed, who said she would recognize him for his work.

Viewers have rushed to praise the USPS driver in the comments, applauding him for going the extra mile to move the other parcels. "This is the kind of person I think I would want as a friend. This clip says a lot," wrote one Reddit user.

"He gained nothing from doing this small act of kindness and that speaks volumes for his character," added another.

A representative for USPS told Newsweek: "The Postal Service is part of the fabric of the nation, with more than 644,000 hard-working employees making a difference in every community across the country. Our carriers—many of whom live in the communities and neighborhoods they serve—routinely go above and beyond their normal duties every day."

"I wanted to acknowledge the great customer service from the USPS driver and share the contrast between the two deliveries," White told Newsweek, adding that he harbors no upset at the FedEx driver. "We all have bad days where we aren't at our best. There was no damage to the contents of the box that was dropped, although it is a little shocking to see. I have no interest in shaming anyone, I would rather focus on the positive experience with the second driver," he said.

Although the FedEx driver received criticism in response to the video, some defended her and suggested any fault would be with whoever packaged the item. "That's probably the shortest drop that package had along the way. It is completely normal for a package to fall 6ft right onto solid concrete. Delicate items should be wrapped in bubble wrap and double boxed with two inches of padding on all sides between the boxes," wrote a Reddit user.

Others speculated about the cause for the difference between the handling of the parcels, with FedEx drivers being contracted workers while USPS drivers are unionized employees of the company.

"The vast majority of delivery drivers we have had have been great! USPS, FedEx and Amazon," said White, adding that he often leaves out candy for them during their deliveries. "We have had some great delivery people from different companies. We try to interact or leave snacks as much as possible. It's a tough and, at times, thankless job."

In a statement to Newsweek, FedEx Ground said: "The behavior depicted in the video is unacceptable and inconsistent with the professionalism FedEx Ground service providers demonstrate every day in safely and securely delivering millions of packages to our customers. We are committed to treating our customers' shipments with the utmost care and are taking appropriate steps to investigate this matter."

After the popularity of the driver in his first video, White uploaded another showing a delivery driver finding the candy back in December.

Recently, another USPS driver, Evan Jones, was widely praised on social media after he posted a TikTok video showing a "Karen" banging on his window while he ate lunch. The video claimed the woman was angry about waiting for her delivery. However, Jones later confirmed the clip had been a "prank," filmed with his friend.

Update 6/4/21, 8:29 a.m. ET: This article was updated to add comments from USPS.

Update 6/4/21, 11:40 a.m. ET: This article was updated to add comments from White.

Update 6/5/21, 03:30 a.m. ET: This article was updated to add comments from FedEx.

A FedEx box and USPS box
A FedEx drop box sits next to a US mail box and mail truck. A video claiming to show the difference between two delivery services is going viral. Greg Whitesell/Getty Images