When a young boy mailed a birthday card to his father in heaven earlier this month, he was surprised – and comforted – to get a response.
Since his father passed away four years ago, 7-year-old Jase Hyndman from West Lothian, Scotland mailed the card as a means of wishing his dad a happy birthday.
Instead of an address on the front of the envelope, however, Jase simply wrote: “Mr. Postman, can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks.”
While it might seem that the story would end there, assistant delivery office manager Sean Milligan from the UK’s Royal Mail service wrote a response to reassure the youngster that his card was in good hands.
“Dear Jase,” reads the letter. “While we’ve been delivering your post, we’ve become aware of some concerns.
“So I just wanted to take this opportunity to contact you about how we succeeded in the delivery of your letter, to your dad in heaven. This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven.”
“I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely,” it concluded.
Needless to say, Jase and his mother, Teri Copland, were overwhelmed by the compassionate gesture.
“I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card,” Copland wrote on Facebook, praising Royal Mail UK. “You didn’t have to make the effort to do this you could have just ignored it, but the fact that you have made the effort for a little boy you’ve never met is such a lovely thing to do.
“Royal Mail, you’ve just restored my faith in humanity and thank you – it honestly means the world to him.”
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