"We don't need you to do that..." In reference to him following the kid.
"You want us to have them meet you at the mailboxes?"
"Yeah, that's fine. Actually, could you have them call me when they get here?"
He had every intention of following this kid.
When you're asked to fight a war that's over nothing, it's best to join the side that's gonna win. No one's sure how all of this got started, but we're gonna make them god damn certain how it's gonna end.