A Scottish boy has been left stunned after Royal Mail responded to his request to send a birthday card to his dad in heaven in the best way possible.
Little Jase, from Blackburn, West Lothian, wanted to send his dad, who sadly passed away in May 2014, a letter for his birthday and staff at Royal Mail went above and beyond to make his wish come true.
In a touching Facebook post, mum Teri Copland, 30, shared photos of Jase’s letter and the response from Royal Mail.
On the envelope of the 7-year-old’s letter, he had written: “Mr Postman. Can you take this to Heaven for my dad’s Birthday? Thanks.”
Just a few weeks later, he received a letter from Sean Milligan, an assistant delivery office manager at Royal Mail, which assured him his card had been delivered safely to his dad.
It said: “While we’ve been delivering your post, we became 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 object on route to heaven.”
Milligan added: “However please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered. Royal Mails priority is to get our customers mail delivered safely.
“I know how important your mail is to you. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.”
Teri, who also has a 10-year-old daughter Nieve, thanked Royal Mail in her post and said it had left Jase both shocked and delighted.
She said: “I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card.
“The fact that yous have made the effort for a little boy you’ve never met is such a lovely thing to do.”
She added: “Royal Mail you’ve just restored my faith in humanity and thank you. It honestly means the world to him.”
Speaking to the Daily Record about the moment Jase got the letter, Teri said: “He was so shocked and kept saying ‘My dad really got it, mum’.”
Teri also told our sister title Edinburgh Live that Jase is now determined to become a postman when he grows up because “they have to travel through very dangerous places to deliver the mail.”