Boy Sends Card to Dad in Heaven, Gets Reply

'This was a difficult challenge,' Royal Mail says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2018 4:06 AM CST
Royal Mail Responds to Boy's Letter to Dad in Heaven
Royal Mail vans lined up at London's largest sorting office Mount Pleasan.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

This is a busy time of year for Britain's Royal Mail, but they were still able to deliver a heartwarming reply when they received an envelope with this request: "Mr. Postman, can you take this to Heaven for my dad's Birthday." It was from Jase Hyndman, a Scottish 7-year-old whose father died in 2014, the BBC reports. Assistant delivery office manager Sean Milligan replied: "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."

Milligan added: "I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely." Jase's mother, Teri Copland, says the boy "was overwhelmed and kept saying 'my dad really got my letter mum,'" the Independent reports. She says Jase and his 10-year-old sister Neive have marked the occasion of their father's birthday every year since his death. "I want people to realize that a small gesture of kindness can have such a fantastic impact on someone's life," she says. In a Facebook post which has been shared more than 250,000 times, she wrote: "Royal Mail you’ve just restored my faith in humanity and thank you it honestly means the world to him." (This New York City man found century-old letters to Santa when he reopened a fireplace.)

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