A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply.
A Royal Mail official responded to 7-year-old Jase Hyndman's letter after seeing that the card was addressed: “Mr Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday.”
Responding to the young boy's card requesting it to be sent to "heaven", Royal Mail's Sean Milligan wrote: "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," the note also added.
The Royal Mail's reply went onto say: "I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely."
Here is the envelope sent me the kid:
Here's what Royal Mail replied to the kid's letter:
After receiving the response from Royal Mail, Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, posted images of the letters on Facebook and wrote a heartfelt message to them
In the post, Copland wrote, “I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got the card. ... You’ve just restored my faith in humanity.”
The Facebook post with Royal Mail's response to Jase has been shared more than 200,000 times on social media.
7-year-old Jase and his 10-year-old sister Neive mark the occasion of their father's birthday every year since he died in May 2014.
Speaking to reporters, Jase's mother, Ms Copland said: "He was overwhelmed and kept saying 'my dad really got my letter mum'... I've always told Neive and Jase even if you can't get anyone a present it's always nice to make sure you send a card at Christmas and birthdays.
(With inputs from agencies)