3-year-old boy receives letter from doggy heaven

3-year-old boy receives letter from doggy heaven

beagleYou’ve heard about Post Office workers responding to children’s letters that are addressed to Santa at the North Pole. This particular response is even more touching.

Hampton Roads has the story,

Moe, the family beagle, dies at age 13, leaving some heartache in the home of Mary and Roberto Westbrook. They live in Norfolk’s Colonial Place with their 3-1/2-year-old son, Luke — who keeps asking if his dog is coming back.

One day, Luke asks to write a letter to Moe. Doing so becomes a bit of a mom-and-son ritual — crayon-filled sessions that seem like good medicine.

The usual message: “I miss you. Hope you’re having fun in doggie heaven.”

The letters — addressed to Moe Westbrook on Cloud One — are carried out to the mailbox, then retrieved by Mary after her son falls asleep.

A few weeks ago, she forgot to fish one out. The next morning, it disappeared with her mailman.

“I figured someone would just throw it away once it got to the post office,” Mary said. “It didn’t even have a stamp.”

But this week, an answer appeared in the Westbrook mailbox. Printed on paper marked with a tiny “USPS” at the bottom, it was addressed to Luke from Moe:

“I’m in Doggie Heaven. I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 being my friend. I wuv you Luke.”

The publication went further and tracked down the kind postal worker, Zina Owens, a window clerk for the Post Office. As annoying as the Internet can be sometimes, with garbage everywhere, it also contains beautiful treasures like this, which we’d never know about otherwise. Kudos to this kind woman.

window clerk

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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