Toby Little must never have heard the phrase “don’t talk to strangers” because he has written over 1,000 letters to strangers in every country for the last five years.
The now 9-year-old English boy got the idea after reading a children’s book called Letter to New Zealand, which describes what happens to mail once it’s sent. Since he began his project four years ago, he has received 462 replies from people worldwide.
The lad is not only articulate – he’s also quite empathetic towards his pen pals.
Toby and his mother Sabine read up on every country that they write to so they can think of questions to ask the recipient. When Toby read about some of the plights natives face in smaller country, he wanted to help.
The young writer is currently trying to raise money for ShelterBox: a charity that focuses on getting aid to those in need by delivering necessary equipment like shelter, tools, blankets, a stove, cooking utensils, water purification, and small gifts for children.
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