A mailman in Leicestershire, England discovered a very unique letter. The address read: “to Dad, Heaven, Cloud Nine”. Unfortunately, a letter sent to heaven is out of his jurisdiction. But Simon was determined to find the child who had just lost her father. So he posted a picture of the envelope on a Facebook group called Spotted Braunstone.
“Earlier today I emptied the red pillar box on Bewicke Road (junc. of Folville Avenue) and there was a letter in a child’s handwriting addressed to their dad in heaven, cloud 9,” he wrote. “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.”
Just fifteen minutes later, the mailman was able to reach Sarah Tully, the girl’s mother. He returned the letter to her and she keeps it in a box along with a collection of encouraging social media comments for Sianna to read when she grows up.
Returning the Letter Sent to Heaven
Simon, who chose to keep his last name anonymous, found the letter in a post box in Braunstone. In fact, at the time, he was working overtime on a route he usually doesn’t take. After he read the letter intended to be sent to heaven, he said he was “taken aback”. He had lost his own father just a year prior.
“Obviously without a stamp or an actual address on it, if it got put in with the rest of the stuff to be delivered it would just end up getting thrown away in transit somewhere,” he said. “I spoke to my manager and asked if I could try to get hold of the family to find out more about it and get it back to them.”
So he posted the picture in hopes of finding the sender, which he did. They met up to return the letter, and Simon also gave “the lovely little girl” a father and daughter figurine.