A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven was stunned after he received a heart-warming reply.
There may not be a staircase to Heaven, but a Royal Mail official spotted the note this year and gave a heart wrenching response to the boy who thought he father would never receive his letter.
Jase Hyndman, and his older sister have sent his father a letter every year on his birthday since he passed away in 2014.
This year, after seeing the card addressed: “Mr. Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday,” a Royal Mail official spotted the letter and wanted to assure the siblings that it was safely delivered.
The Royal Mail’s Sean Milligan wrote back, saying, “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.”
He continued, “Royal Mail’s priority is to get our customers mail delivered safely [and] I know how important your mail is to you. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery safely to heaven.”
Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, posted images of the letters on Facebook, which have been shared more than 274,000 times.
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…
Copland says, “I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got the card. … You’ve just restored my faith in humanity.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.