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28th Jun 2021

Postman responds to letter little girl posted to heaven for Father’s Day

Kat O'Connor

Pass the tissues!

Letter writing has the power to keep us connected, even in the digital age. There’s something so special about receiving a card or letter from a loved one in the post, but one little girl has been using letter writing as a way to stay close to her late father.

During Father’s Day weekend, a postman in Leicester, England discovered a letter from 8-year-old Sienna, who lost her dad in an accident when she was only 4-months-old.

The postman wanted to do something special for the little girl as he had just lost his own father last year.

He shared a photo of the envelope which was addressed to Sienna’s dad in ‘Heaven, Cloud 9’.

“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.”

“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,” he explained.

“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,” he added.

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The local community helped connect Simon and Sienna’s mum Sarah. He gifted her the sweetest statue of a father hugging his daughter. The mum couldn’t help but gush about the moving gesture, “This has been a very touching time for us… it’s been overwhelming.”

The mum explained to BBC News that writing letters to her late dad was Sienna’s way of coping with the harrowing loss. She plans to print out all of the kind messages she has received to show Sienna when she is older.