UPS ‘hires’ youngest driver: 6-year-old gets wish

STOCKTON, Calif. — A leukemia diagnosis in 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic had forced 6-year-old Mateo Toscano to stay inside his Stockton, California home.

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His only connection was to watch the people who would pass by his window, especially the delivery truck drivers, “Good Morning America” reported.

He had been undergoing treatment from 2017 until last July, Fox News reported.

Mateo said he wanted to be just like them and bring happiness with the packages they deliver.

Recently, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and UPS made that dream a reality, giving Mateo his own license, Fox News reported.

Earlier this month, Mateo donned a custom-made UPS uniform and climbed into his own pint-sized, fully-functional UPS truck, “Good Morning America” reported.

He also had a driver’s test conducted by Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones, Fox News reported.

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But that wasn’t all that happened for Mateo.

He was escorted by an adult UPS driver as he dropped off packages to Stockton city officials, police and others in the community.

Mateo had a couple of special deliveries, too — Mother’s Day gifts for his mom and grandmother of candles, bath towels and flowers that had a special message.

While Mateo was undergoing treatment, his family was not allowed to have flowers in their home.

“The flowers were a very nice way to signal the end of a very, very dark period. Hopefully, the brighter times are here to stay,” Cynthia Toscano told “Good Morning America.”