EDINBURGH: A seven year old boy in Scotland received a surprising surprise when he discovered that the letter he wrote to his late father was "safely delivered" by the British postal service.
Recently, Jase Hyndman wrote a letter for his father's birthday, his mother, Teri Copland, told Facebook on Wednesday (November 28).
Little did they know that they would soon receive a response from the Royal Mail saying their letter was delivered.
Written by the director's office assistant Sean Milligan, Royal Mail's response said that delivering the boy's letter was a "difficult challenge to avoid stars and other galactic objects on the way to sky ".
He added: "However, make sure that this important item of mail has been delivered … I know that your mail is important. I will continue to do everything in its power to guarantee delivery safely to the sky."
Copland said she was grateful for the kind gesture.
She wrote: "I can not really state how emotional it is to know that his father got his card.
"You will not have to make the effort to do it. I could have ignored it, but the fact that you have made the effort of a child you have never known is so charming to do."
He added: "Royal Mail, I just restored my faith to humanity."
According to the BBC, Jase and her sister, Neive, aged 10, have marked their father's anniversary every year since his death in 2014.
Jase was "overwhelmed" when he discovered that the letter was "delivered" and that he continued to say that "my father really got my letter blank," Copland told BBC.
Its publication of social media a la carte Royal Mail has shared more than 250,000 times since Wednesday.
Copland added: "I want people to realize that a small gesture of kindness can have a great impact on the life of someone … Royal Mail has participated and that gives me a lot of comfort."