BBC reported that a mother whose eight-year-old daughter posted a Father’s Day letter addressed to her dad in heaven said she was overwhelmed when it was returned to her by a postman. postman
Sarah Tully, 8 now, daughter had lost her father Tony when she was just four months old.
According to her mother, Sarah had “really struggled” without him and posting letters to him, telling him she loves and misses him, helped her to cope.
“She was so small and she’s only just starting to understand,” the mother said.
The postman, who is called Simon, said he had found the letter inside a post box in Braunstone while working overtime on a route he does not usually cover.
He was “taken aback” when he read it, after losing his own father last year.
The BBC quoted him as saying, “Obviously without a stamp or an actual address on it, if it got put in with the rest of the stuff to be delivered it would just end up getting thrown away in transit somewhere.”
“I spoke to my manager and asked if I could try to get hold of the family to find out more about it and get it back to them.” postman
Simon then posted a picture of the letter on Facebook where it attracted thousands of comments.
Within 15 minutes he had been put in touch with Ms Tully and arranged to take the unopened letter to her.
They met on Tuesday evening and Simon gave the “lovely little girl” a father and daughter figurine as a gift.
Ms Tully was “just overwhelmed” by the social media reaction.
“I never thought this would happen. I’m in shock,” she said.
Ms Tully said she planned to keep the letter in a box for her daughter. postman
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