EDINBURGH: A seven-year-old boy in Scotland received a touching surprise when he discovered that the letter he had written to his late father was "safely sent" by the British postal service.
Jase Hyndman recently wrote a letter for his father's birthday, said his mother, Teri Copland on Facebook on Wednesday (November 28).
They did not know that they would immediately receive a reply from Royal Mail saying that their letter had been sent.
Written by dispatch office assistant Sean Milligan, a reply from Royal Mail said that sending the boy's letter was "a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galaxy objects on the way to heaven".
He added: "However, be assured that this important letter has been sent … I know how important your email is to you. I will continue to do everything I can to ensure safe delivery to heaven."
Copland said he was grateful for this kindness.
He wrote: "I can't really say how emotionally he knows his father got his card.
"You don't have to try to do this. You can just ignore it, but the fact that you have made an effort for a child that you have never met is a very pleasant thing to do."
He added: "Royal Mail, you have just restored my faith in humanity."
According to the BBC, Jase and his 10-year-old sister Neive have marked their father's birthday every year since his death in 2014.
Jase was "overwhelmed" when he learned that the letter was "delivered" and continued to say "my father really got my mother's letter", Copland told the BBC.
His social media post on Royal Mail has been distributed more than 250,000 times since Wednesday.
Copland added: "I want people to realize that a small kindness can have a tremendous impact on someone's life … Royal Mail really takes part and it gives me a lot of comfort."