Little Girl Sends Letter To Late Dad In Heaven And Gets Heartwarming Reply From Royal Mail
A little girl who sent a letter to her late dad 'in heaven' to ask him to come home for Christmas received a heartwarming reply from Royal Mail.
Six-year-old Madison Danter received a letter from Royal Mail staff to say that her letter had been safely delivered to her dad Thomas.
The letter added that it had been a difficult journey but they got it there.
Dad-of-five Thomas, 40, passed away in 2016 after being operated on for a fifth heart valve replacement.
Madison's uncle, Shane Danter, said that Madison's only wish this Christmas was for her daddy to come home.
The 49-year-old said: "The letter meant so much to Madison, this particular Royal Mail worker has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
"What a wonderful thing for a complete stranger. We arranged for Father Christmas and his elves at Whitehall Garden Centre to give her a special message in a bottle from her dad.
That night after receiving the message from her dad Madison sat on her own in her room and wrote a reply.
"It was so sad. She asked me how we could send her reply to her daddy and I told her that we would leave it out at night and let the magic of Christmas do its thing."
Shane then posted the letter that was addressed to his brother in heaven in the letter box, two days later the reply from Royal Mail arrived on Madison's doorstep.
The letter from a delivery office manager was addressed to Madison personally and was sent to her home is Gloucestershire.
In the letter it said: "While we've been delivering the Christmas cards, we became aware of a very special letter from yourself.
"So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to contact you about how we have 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 important item has been delivered safely.
"Royal mail's priority is to get our customers mail delivered and we know how important your mail is to you. We will continue to do all we can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.
"Hope you have a wonderful Christmas."
Madison will be spending Christmas day with her mum and siblings before visiting her dad's grave before Christmas dinner.
Shane added: "The older she gets the more she questions why her dad isn't here.
"But this has really has made dealing with the loss a lot more bearable.
"The fact that someone took the time to send a very special little girl a reply that has given her a reason to smile, and some comfort. Thank you Royal Mail!"
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