A little boy’s heart became glad after he mailed a birthday card to his dad in heaven; astonished to have gotten a response.
7-year-old Jade Hyndman from West Lothian, Scotland mailed this card as a way to say happy birthday to his father who died four years ago.
Instead of writing an address on the front envelope, Jase simply wrote:
“Mr. Postman, can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks.”
Assistant delivery office manager Sean Milligan from the UK’s Royal Mail Service could have ignored the response or disposed of the request, but decided to write a kind response, assuring the boy the card was in great care.
“Dear Jase,” read the letter. “While we’ve been delivering your post, we’ve become 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.”
Concluding with: “I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.”
Jase and his mother, Teri Copland, were overjoyed by the compassionate gesture.
“I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card,” Copland wrote in her Facebook post. “You didn’t have to make the effort to do this, you could have just ignored it, but the fact that you made the effort for a little boy you’ve never met is such a lovely thing to do for Royal Mail.”
“It honestly means the world to him,” the post continued. “Please share this so all the staff at Royal Mail know just how grateful we are.”
Over the course of two days, this post has been shared over 220,000 times. People around the world are also praising Royal Mail’s careful “delivery” of the letter to heaven.
Copland concluded her praise to Royal mail writing, “Royal Mail, you’ve just restored my faith in humanity and thank you… Merry Christmas.”
Doctors told Sharista Giles’ family that she would never wake up after a car accident left her in a coma in December. At the time of the accident, Sharista was 4 months pregnant.
Doctors performed an emergency operation in January, delivering the son the family has temporarily deemed “Baby L.”
“The doctors were telling us there was nothing else they could do,” Beverly Giles told ABC News. “They already gave up hope. We never gave up. She’s fought this hard.”
Sharista opened her eyes for the first time last week at the Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was notified and rushed to the center, delighted to find the 20-year-old woman receptive to touch, squeezing her family members’ hands and following them with her eyes.
Prayer and support flooded in throughout her months in coma thanks to the Facebook page dedicated to Sharista and Baby L.
The day before Sharista awoke, the family posted, “We miss that beautiful smile…… you have thousands of people praying for you everyday. God’s got your hand baby girl…. hold on tight [and] don’t let it go…. God will see you thru!”
Baby L remains in the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. Sharista’s dad brought her a picture of her newborn son.
“He showed her a picture of her baby, and she followed the picture,” Beverly said. “When he turned around to put it back on the bulletin board, she turned her neck, her whole head trying to follow and find the picture again.”
Though Sharista has yet to communicate, her family remains optimistic.
“God is great!” the Facebook page read. “This is a great start!”
When Sarah Palin posted a photo of her youngest son, Trig, and the family dog, Jill Hadassah, social media erupted in a mixed mess of criticism and support.
On January 1, Palin posted the following to Facebook:
With nearly 25,000 comments, the post garnered many outraged responses.
Many criticizing the post as encouraging animal cruelty and argued Palin was sending a harmful message to her 6-year-old son. Others commented in encouragement, finding nothing wrong with the picture.
“My kids climb all over our big dogs and they don’t mind at all,” Julie Leatherberry wrote. “If they don’t like something they get up and walk away and jump over the baby gate to have some time alone.”
On Saturday, Palin responded to the criticism in another Facebook post. Pointing out that no one reacted when Ellen Generes posted similar images and Barack Obama enjoyed eating dog meat, Palin told PETA to “chill.”
She also highlighted the irony of those calling for an end to animal cruelty while living lifestyles promoting wasteful use of animal products.
“Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards,” Palin wrote.
Read Palin’s entire response below:
Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.
Hey, by the way, remember your “Woman of the Year”, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture? Hypocritical, much?
Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?
Aren’t you the double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska’s Iditarod – the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces, while some of your pets “thrive” in a concrete jungle where they’re allowed outdoors to breathe and pee maybe once a day? (http://iditarod.com/http://www.irondog.org/)
Aren’t you the same herd that opposes our commercial fishing jobs, claiming I encourage slaying and consuming wild, organic healthy protein sources called “fish”? (I do.)
Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.
Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission – respecting God’s creation and critters.
Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards.
Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.
– Sarah Palin
When doctors told her she had cancer, Tricia Somers’ first concern was for her 8-year-old son, Wesley. With no other close family and little interaction with his father, Wesley would be devastatingly alone when his mother passed away.
Somers was hospitalized for epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a rare vascular cancer, in March. Her worry for Wesley increased until she met Tricia Seaman, an oncology nurse at Community General Hospital in Pennsylvania.
“I remember when she came into the room, it was just an overwhelming feeling I had over me,” Somers said in an interview with Today. “It’s really hard to understand – it was just a warmth. I felt calm, I felt at peace, I felt like this woman is going to be the one who’s going to take care of me.”
Throughout Somers’ hospital stay, the women bonded and shared stories about each other’s families. Like Somers, Seaman had a young son, Noah. She also had three teenage daughters.
One night, when Seaman came in to check on her patient, Somers blurted out a daring plea: “Can you raise my son if I die? If the cancer takes me, can you take my son?”
Little did the woman know that Seaman and her husband were in the process of becoming foster parents.
Recalling that moment, Seaman said, “I didn’t know what to say …. I told her I was flattered …. I was trying to be very diplomatic, everything in me said was saying, ‘Yes, I’ll do it.'”
As the two families began spending time together, Wesley and Noah became fast friends.
“We need to try to help this woman,” Seaman recalled her husband, Dan, saying. “We just need to follow whatever it is God wants us to do here.”
When she started chemotherapy in May, Somers became disoriented, dehydrated, and physically drained. It was then that the Seamans adopted both Tricia and her son into the family home.
“My son is well aware that when I pass on, he is welcome to stay here. And he knows that Dan and Tricia will be his guardians. They’ve explained to him that they’ll never be mommy and daddy, but they’re sure going to try to be close,” Somers said.
“They’ve answered my prayers. It’s wonderful, it’s absolutely wonderful.”