A little girl’s note to her late father was discovered by a mail carrier — who was touched by the gesture, as he too had lost his own father.
The mail carrier, whose name is Simon, emptied a post box in Leicester, England, when he discovered a letter addressed to “Dad” with an address of “Heaven, Cloud 9.” Moved by the letter, he decided to post the note to a local Facebook page asking for help finding the family of the child who’d written it.
“I’m a postman in the Braunstone area; earlier today I emptied the red pillar box on Bewicke Road (junc. of Folville Avenue) and there was a letter in a child’s handwriting addressed to their dad in heaven, cloud 9.”
The man continued on, saying how he could relate, as he too had lost his father.
“I’m trying to find the parents of the child as I would like to reach out to them and with their permission sort out a little something for the child. I myself lost my dad last year and as an adult found it hard so I can only imagine what this child is going through. Please, if anyone has any details then it would be hugely appreciated.”
Eventually, the girl’s mother, Sarah Tully, got wind of the post. And her daughter’s name? Sianna. Sianna’s father died in an accident when she was 4 months old, and she regularly writes letters to him on Christmas, her birthday, and Father’s Day, according to the local news outlet Leicestershire Live.
Tully informed the outlet how she’s “absolutely overwhelmed by the response of the postman and of everyone who has seen the post.” In addition, she says that she and Simon had a conversation and she posted on Facebook a photo of the statue he brought for her daughter.
She also revealed how she plans to print out the social media comments and give them to Sianna when she’s older.
Many were touched by the sweet messages.
One user commented: “Amazing postman so thoughtful would be great for the community to also know who you are such an act of kindness and I’m sure the community would like to also give you the recognition you so very much deserve.”
While another said: “I also hope that social media does not spoil her form of expressing her grief…the fact that it is now exposed may stop her writing another…maybe mum can give her a personal book that she can use in future.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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