This just goes to show you that not everyone is cynical and mean out in the world.
Mary and Roberto Westbrook from Virginia in April lost their 13-year-old beagle named Moe. Shortly after their 3 1/2-year-old started asking about what happened to their doggie.
Being a great mother, Mary would write down everything that Luke wanted to tell Moe. Then she would address it to “Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1.”
Luke’s notes would include things like “I miss you. Hope you’re having fun in doggie heaven,” the Virginian-Pilot reported.
“Then, because you can’t fool a three-year-old, we take the letter to our mailbox,” Mary wrote in an essay for Distinction.
Then every night after Luke would go to sleep Mary would walk out to the mailbox and retrieve the note. But one night she forgot.
“I assumed the post office would throw it away — or that someone might even laugh at it, or us,” she wrote.
The next morning they found an unstamped letter in the mailbox, 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,” read the note.
“Moe came into my life 13 years ago and he made things more complicated and smelly — but also, well, wonderful. I still miss him every day,” Mary wrote. “The kindness of this stranger gutted me.”
She added, “Here’s to Moe, in doggie heaven, and thoughtful postal workers everywhere.”
In a recent update to the story:
They were able to track down the postal worker who wrote the letter, 25-year-old Zina Owens.
“I felt it in my heart,” she said. “Here was a child who had lost his dog, and any time you love something and it goes away, it hurts.”
The letter’s innocence “made my day,” she said, ““so I wanted to make his. It’s just love. Plain and simple.”