A simple gesture by Royal Mail has now gone viral after they replied to Jase Hyndman’s note to his late dad. The youngster had wanted to make sure his father James had a card to open on his birthday earlier this month.
He popped it in the post with a heartfelt, pencilled message saying ‘Mr Postman, can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday thanks.’ The note could have easily gone unnoticed by postal staff. However they took the time to reply to the schoolboy and confirmed his card had been hand delivered to James. Jase’s mother Teri Copland, 30, has now shared the story on Facebook, saying the gesture has restored her faith in humanity.
She said: ‘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. ‘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 you 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 grateful we are.’
James passed away in May 2014, aged 28, but little Jase wanted to make sure he had a card for his birthday on November 6. Royal Mail took the note and a few weeks later the family received a response from assistant delivery office manager Sam Milligan. His letter read: ‘This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects en-route to heaven. However, please be assured that this particularly important item of mail has been delivered.’
Ms Copland, of Blackburn, West Lothian, said the response meant the world to her son. The mother-of-two told the Mail: ‘He wanted to send it because he believes everyone should have a card even if they can’t have a present at their birthday. He is amazed and so happy. I’m happy that he is happy. We’re very grateful for the letter.’