A young boy who asked the Royal Mail to send a birthday card to his ‘dad in Heaven’ received a touching response assuring him that the letter had been delivered safely.
Seven-year-old Jase, from West Lothian in Scotland, lost his dad suddenly four years ago. He was just 28.
To recognise his father’s birthday this year he wrote him a card and posted it through his local postbox, with special instructions for the postman written on the envelope.
‘Mr Postman,’ wrote Jase, ‘Can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday thanks’.
While the young boy wasn’t expecting any sort of response, as the Royal Mail handle thousands of letters a day, he was thrilled when he received a letter back from them in the post.
‘Dear Jase,’ wrote Sean Milligan, assistant delivery office manager at the Royal Mail. ‘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 assure that this particular important item of mail has been delivered. Royal Mail’s priority is to get our customers mail delivered safely I know how important your mail is to you.’
He added at the end of the letter: ‘I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.’
The response went viral after Jase’s mum, Teri Copland, shared it on Facebook.‘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,’ wrote Teri.
‘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 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 we are – thanks and merry Christmas x’
Jase’s story has now been shared on Facebook over 200,000 times in the day since his mum posted about it, with nearly 40,000 comments of people praising the Royal Mail and wishing the young boy well.