This holiday season just keeps on giving and giving (us reasons to cry). A woman named Suzanne Womac Edwards has connected with the family of a little boy whose handwritten message to his dead dad landed in her yard. The message and accompanying photo, which she posted on Facebook, were attached to a helium balloon. Bring on the waterworks.
Dad I wish you were here so we could have fun together. 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.
If you're not crying already, he also attached this photo:
Edwards wrote in her post a message to Alexander, reassuring him that his dad is okay. "I am certain that your daddy didn't want to leave you or cause you to feel lonely or sad," she wrote. "But in Heaven, he is ok and he is happy."
The sweet post was widely shared, and eventually reached Alexander's mom, who reached out to Edwards. "She was very touched by my post, and did relay its message to her son," Edwards wrote in an update to the initial post. "She said he had a tear of joy and was so glad to know his dad is happy. She called the experience a miracle."
Here's the full post:
I haven't been this emotional over a story about balloons since the opening scene from Up. Now go hug everyone you love!!!!