When four-year-old Meredith’s family dog, Abbey, died last month, she was heartbroken.
She asked her mother, Georgea Thomas, if she could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would take special care of her. Her mother of course obliged, and the letter read:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
They mailed the letter, along with a photo of Abbey and Meredith, to “Heaven.” They dropped it off at their local post office in Williamsport, PA, and a few days later, there was a package in gold paper on their front porch addressed to Meredith.
When they opened the package, they found a book inside by Mr. Rogers called “When a Pet Dies,” along with her original letter, photo, and a new letter. Ther response read:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find. I am wherever there is love.
A kind postal worker had sent the note and gift, one that has helped to soothe little Meredith’s heartbreak and let her mom know that there are still some really kind people in the world.