Every so often, Mary Architzel Westbrook and her 3-year-old son Luke will sit at the kitchen table to write a letter to their dog of 13 years, Moe. Moe passed away last April, and Westbrook and her son miss him terribly.
After writing their letter, they take it to the mailbox.
"Usually, we address it to 'Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1,' " Westbrook wrote in a blog for Distinction magazine.
But this time, she forgot to remove the letter from the mailbox.
"The next day, it was gone," she continued. "I assumed the post office would throw it away—or that someone might even laugh at it, or us."
Instead, to her surprise and amazement, Moe had responded. Well, a kind-hearted postal worker must have on Moe's behalf. There was a new, unstamped letter in the family's mailbox that read as follows:
I'm in doggie heaven.
I play all day, I am happy.
Thank you for being my friend.
I wuv you Luke.
'Receiving the note reminded me of the goodness of people and just how big a small gesture can really be,' Westbrook wrote. 'Here’s to Moe, in doggie heaven, and thoughtful postal workers everywhere.'
Good to hear from you, Moe.
Now, where are the tissues?