A 7-year-old boy from the United Kingdom wrote a sweet birthday card for his father who passed away in 2014, addressing the envelope to heaven.
As if that isn’t enough to get your waterworks pumped and primed, the postman in his area went the extra mile and did something super awesome for him. This is truly beautiful.
Several weeks later, Jase received a response from Royal Mail telling him how his father’s card had ultimately been delivered. The response, from Sean Milligan, an assistant delivery office manager, said:
While we’ve been delivering your post, we became 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.
However please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered. Royal Mail’s priority is to get our customers [sic] mail delivered safely. I know how important your mail is to you. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.
Assistant Delivery Office Manager
Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, shared the boy’s letter as well as the response from the Royal Mail on Facebook Wednesday.
She captioned the letter:
A few weeks ago my 7 year old son posted this card to his dad in heaven and today he got a lovely reply from the postman. 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 yous [sic] 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 please share this so all the staff at Royal Mail know just how greatful [sic] we are. thanks and merry Christmas x.
Feel free to go and get a box of tissues to mop your face up with. Go ahead. We’ll wait. No rush.
Not crying? Just something in your eye? Sure, boss. Whatever you say….
The postman who delivered this young man’s letter and gave him such an amazing response deserves a promotion and a raise. At a time when it feels that mankind is more brutal, violent, and cutthroat than ever before, it’s critical for things like this to be put out online.
It’s a reminder that there’s still good in the world happening on a daily basis, if only we have the eyes to see.