“Dad In Heaven”

Given all the turmoil at the U.S.-Mexican border, not to mention other parts of the world at present, here’s a genuine feel-good story about people taking the time, and making the extra effort, to care.

The place is England.  There, a seven-year-old boy wanted to do something special to mark the upcoming birthday of his Father, who had died just a few years ago.  So, as a seven-year-old might, he decided to send his Dad a birthday card to an address a great distance away.

Before mailing it, on the envelope he wrote this message, in the awkward print style of a youngster: “Mr. Postman, can you take this to heaven for my Dad’s birthday, thanks.”

After several weeks had passed, the young boy received a letter from the Royal Mail’s Assistant Delivery Office Manager.  In it, he wrote, in part: “I wanted to contact you about how we succeeded in the delivery of your (birthday card) 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 has been delivered.”

The young boy’s Mother was so pleased with the Royal Mail’s letter to her son that she responded in kind via Facebook.  Said she in her return message: “A few weeks ago, my 7-year old son posted a card to his Dad in heaven. I cannot tell you just how emotional he is knowing that 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.  Thank you.  It honestly means the world to him…”

To make this true story of a young boy wanting badly to, once again, connect in some way with his Dad all the more poignant, the Royal Mail’s response to him actually arrived in the days leading up to Christmas!  Touching his heart, with memories of his Dad.  A very special gift and remembrance, indeed.

(Adapted here from the original story by Sarah Taylor, staff writer, at theblaze.com)