Little Boy Stunned When Postal Service Sends Card To Heaven
Kristin Danley 12/5/2018
It's been more than four years since Jase and Neive Hyndman's father passed away. And every year since then, the young siblings recognize their dad's birthday in different ways -- and the last one has gone viral.
Mom Teri Copland had always told Jase, seven, and Neive, 10, that if you cannot give someone a gift, be sure to send a card at Christmas and birthdays. So when their father passed away, they took Mom's advice to heart.
Jase decided to create a birthday card for his dad and addressed it to "Heaven." He of course wondered if it would be delivered.
The little boy fretted about his gift. That is, until the Royal Mail reached out to him, shocking Teri and Jase both.
Sean Milligan with the Royal Mail penned a note back to Jase reassuring him that his heartfelt card had indeed been delivered. The note contained the sweetest message, the Independent shared.
"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."
The family was over the moon thrilled with the Royal Mail's recognition of this difficult-to-deliver piece of post. Teri shared Sean's genuinely kind gesture on social media where it's since gone viral.
"I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card ... 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."
Teri expressed how grateful she and the kids were for what the Royal Mail had done for them. Hundreds of thousands of people liked Teri's post and shared it.
More than 50,000 people commented on their experience, including Shannon Robb. She was stunned what had transpired, too.
"That’s so awesome. They could have just thrown it away or just returned to sender but they made this little boy's day instead."
Facebook user Catherine Alcock couldn't believe it either. She described Sean's actions as "beautiful."
"I'm sure this brought a tear to your eye and lots of joy to your sons heart. It's truly beautiful, a pure kindness and consideration for a little boy dealing with missing his daddy."
We'd have to agree that this was an incredibly kind thing for Sean to have done for Jase. Our thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time.