A 7-year-old boy in the United Kingdom sent a letter to his father, who died in 2014, and addressed it to heaven. A few weeks later, he received a response.
According to Sky News, the little boy, Jase, placed the letter in the mail and wrote the following on the envelope: “Mr. Postman, can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks.”
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Sean Milligan, an assistant delivery office manager for the Royal Mail, mailed a letter back to Jase, explaining all the work the post office had to do to ensure the letter made it to heaven:
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 assured that this particular[ly] 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. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.
Assistant Delivery Office Manager
Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, said her son has been “overwhelmed” and “emotional” since his father’s death.
“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,” she said. “Royal Mail, you’ve restored my faith in humanity.”
Copland posted about the kind-hearted gesture on her personal Facebook page, thanking the post office for taking such special care of her little boy. Milligan’s letter, she said, “means the world to him.”