A little boy from Georgia writes two letters every year, attaches them to balloons, and sends them off to heaven, to honor his dead father. Its truly a heartbreaking and overwhelming gesture, and the child firmly believes that his dad reads them all.
“Dad, I wish you were here so we could have fun together,” the letter, discovered by a man living about 20 miles away, reads. “I wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you tell God to give me those presents. I hope you are happy in heaven. If you are, ok then tell me. I love you, Alexander.”
Alejandro watched his father Carlos die in the street in Colombia when he was just four years old on December 4, 2013, Fox News reported. Now, he writes two letters a year: One on his father’s birthday, the other on the anniversary of his death.
Alejandro’s letter and a family photo were discovered Dec. 7. Georgia resident Suzanne Edward said “my husband walked in the door with a tear in his eye and told me to read the note,” she said. “After I read the note, I just cried!”
In the comments section, Suzzane posted an update: “The mother of this boy has reached out to me. She was very touched by my post, and did relay it’s [sic] message to her son. She said he had a tear of joy and was so glad to know his dad is happy. She called the experience a miracle. Thank you to all who shared my post and commented with support or concern. In awe of the power of social media, I am very glad that I was able to tell this story and connect with this family. I hope that God was glorified in the process. Merry Christmas to all!!!”