3-year-old boy receives letter from beagle in “doggie heaven” thanks to kind postman
When Moe, the Westbrook family’s beagle, passed away earlier this year, Mary Westbrook encouraged her thee-year-old son, Luke, to write letters to his beloved dog to ease the pain.
Luke would dictate the letters while his mum studiously wrote everything down. All letters were addressed to “Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1”. As Mary notes, “you can’t fool a three-year-old”, the pair would then walk to the mailbox and post the letters.
After Luke had gone to bed, Mary would fetch the letters from the post box. But one evening, Mary forgot and when she went to look for the letter the following morning, it was gone.
Mary said: “I assumed the post office would throw it away – or that someone might even laugh at it.
“Instead, this morning this unstamped note appeared in our mailbox.”
The return address simply stated, “From Moe”.
In an essay for Distinctionhr.com, Mary writes: “Receiving the note reminded me of the goodness of people and just how big a small gesture can really be. Here’s to Moe, in doggie heaven, and thoughtful postal workers everywhere.”
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