The pain of not having your mom or dad in your life leaves a void in the heart. It is especially difficult to lose a parent at a very young age.
8-year-old Sianna from England lost her daddy when she was just four months old. It was a difficult time for her mother, Sarah Tully, who was left to raise her daughter all by herself. As time passed by, the little girl was eager to learn where her daddy was. She was looking at her friend’s fathers and couldn’t stop wondering why hers wasn’t around.
One day, her mom explained to her that she did have a daddy, but he was in heaven, looking down on her from above.
Sianna decided to send a letter to her father and addressed it to Cloud 9. She then put the letter in a postbox.
The following day a mailman named Simon was picking the post when the handwriting on Sianna’s letter attracted his attention. When he read the address, his heart broke in two. He just couldn’t stop thinking of the child who was desperately trying to reach her father. Aware that the letter could get lost in transit without a proper address on it, he went to his manager and asked for a permission to try and track down the child who wrote it.
“I’m a postman in the Braunstone area; earlier today I emptied the red pillar box…and there was a letter in a child’s handwriting addressed to their dad in Heaven, Cloud 9,” he wrote in the plea he posted on Facebook.
“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.
“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. Please, if anyone has any details then it would be hugely appreciated.”
In no time, someone who knew Sarah told her about the post. She then contacted Simon and explained how her daughter believed her dad would get her letter. She was also touched by the number of responses on Simon’s plea. “I never thought this would happen. I’m in shock,” she told the BBC.
Sarah took the letter but said she won’t open it.
“I have no idea what is in it, I always say that’s between her and her dad.
“I told her it was too late to post it at first but she started crying, so I said ‘come on then’ and we walked to the post box down the street.”
Along with the letter, Simon also brought a gift to Sianna, a beautiful father-daughter figure Sarrah put picture of on Facebook with the following caption: “The gift Simon the postman brought my daughter… this has been a very touching time for us …its been overwhelming thank u to u all x.”
Many took their time to praise this kind-hearted mailman’s act. He truly is an angel.