Some Dads Call Their Kids. This One Sent 20K Postcards

Georgia's David Lasseter has been sending his 4 kids postcards for more than 20 years
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2018 1:05 PM CST
How This Dad Shows His Kids He Loves Them: 20K Postcards
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If any dad should get an extra-special Father's Day gift this year, it should be David Lasseter. Or at the very least, a postcard. That's what the Georgia patriarch has been sending to his four kids for more than 20 years, ever since he first dropped his oldest daughter off at college in 1995—and over the past two decades, he has sent almost 20,000 postcards to his brood. "I cried from South Bend, Ind., to Elizabethtown, Ky., with my whole family in the car when I left her," Lasseter tells CBS News about that day when his eldest was brought to Notre Dame. He sent her a postcard that very night, and a tradition was born.

Now, any day that he doesn't see one of his kids, a postcard is put in the mail, and he tries to write a new message each time. Lasseter doesn't know if his kids even read what he sends anymore, but he says the individual messages aren't as important as the underlying one. "When I'm gone, they'll know their daddy loved them," he says. "Life gets tough, and it's nice to know somebody loves you no matter what." One of his daughters says she has every single one saved, and she has her preferences. "There's nothing I love more than just a picture of a building," she says. (More uplifting news stories.)

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