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Boy, 3, who wrote a letter to his beagle in ‘doggy heaven’ receives a heart-warming reply

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heartwarming letter that started off my morning today…thought I would share …found it on fb 🙂

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MUST CREDIT: Mary Architzel Westbrook/Distinction Magazine MUST LINK: http://distinctionhr.com/2015/06/letter-from-heaven/  After their dog passed away in April, a Virginia mom and her 3-year-old son developed a special ritual to remember the beloved pet.  For the last few months, Mary Westbrook and her son Luke have sat down together to write messages to their beagle, Moe, and then "send" the letters from their home in Norfolk, Virginia.  Boy sends letter to "Doggie Heaven" - and gets a tear-jerking response Courtesy of Mary Architzel Westb Moe, beloved 13-year-old beagle of Mary and Roberto Westbrook of Norfolk, VA, passed away in April. "Because you can't fool a three-year-old, we take the letter to our mailbox," Westbrook wrote on her blog, noting that they address the notes to "Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1."  Westbrook usually retrieves the note from the mailbox later in the day so that her son believes they've been delivered, but two weeks ago, she forgot to collect their message and assumed it had been discarded.  And on Wednesday morning, they got an incredible surprise: a response from "Moe." The unstamped note which showed up in the family's mailbox read, "I'm in doggie heaven. I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 being my friend. I wuv you Luke."  Boy sends letter to "Doggie Heaven" - and gets a tear-jerking response Courtesy of Mary Architzel Westb The family received this message from "Moe" in their mailbox. Westbrook was floored by the letter, as the dog had meant so much to the family.  "Moe came into my life 13 years ago and he made things more complicated and smelly - but also, well, wonderful," she wrote. "I still miss him every day."  She kept the note by her desk all day and finally gave it to Luke that night. After all, he was the one who had come up with the idea to write Moe in the first place.  "They were real buddies," she told TODAY.com.  She still doesn't know who was behind the letter, but says she was just happy to see Luke smile.  "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."  http://www.today.com/pets/boy-sent-letter-doggie-heaven-heard-back-his-old-pal-t25851 Luke lost his beloved dog in April (Picture: Mary Architzel Westbrook/Distinction Magazine)

The young boy addressed his letter to ‘Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1′.

Three-year-old Luke Westbrook was devastated when his beloved pet beagle passed away in April.

With encouragement from his mum Mary, young Luke penned a letter to his pet in heaven.

They stuck the letter in a postbox near their home in Norfolk, Virginia.

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.’

MUST CREDIT: Mary Architzel Westbrook/Distinction Magazine MUST LINK: http://distinctionhr.com/2015/06/letter-from-heaven/  After their dog passed away in April, a Virginia mom and her 3-year-old son developed a special ritual to remember the beloved pet.  For the last few months, Mary Westbrook and her son Luke have sat down together to write messages to their beagle, Moe, and then "send" the letters from their home in Norfolk, Virginia.  Boy sends letter to "Doggie Heaven" - and gets a tear-jerking response Courtesy of Mary Architzel Westb Moe, beloved 13-year-old beagle of Mary and Roberto Westbrook of Norfolk, VA, passed away in April. "Because you can't fool a three-year-old, we take the letter to our mailbox," Westbrook wrote on her blog, noting that they address the notes to "Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1."  Westbrook usually retrieves the note from the mailbox later in the day so that her son believes they've been delivered, but two weeks ago, she forgot to collect their message and assumed it had been discarded.  And on Wednesday morning, they got an incredible surprise: a response from "Moe." The unstamped note which showed up in the family's mailbox read, "I'm in doggie heaven. I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 being my friend. I wuv you Luke."  Boy sends letter to "Doggie Heaven" - and gets a tear-jerking response Courtesy of Mary Architzel Westb The family received this message from "Moe" in their mailbox. Westbrook was floored by the letter, as the dog had meant so much to the family.  "Moe came into my life 13 years ago and he made things more complicated and smelly - but also, well, wonderful," she wrote. "I still miss him every day."  She kept the note by her desk all day and finally gave it to Luke that night. After all, he was the one who had come up with the idea to write Moe in the first place.  "They were real buddies," she told TODAY.com.  She still doesn't know who was behind the letter, but says she was just happy to see Luke smile.  "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."  http://www.today.com/pets/boy-sent-letter-doggie-heaven-heard-back-his-old-pal-t25851 Aww
(Picture: Mary Architzel Westbrook/Distinction Magazine)

The letter read: ‘I’m in doggie heaven. I play all day, I am happy.’

Just in case your heart your heartstrings weren’t already tugged to breaking point, the note signed off: ‘Thanks you 4 being my friend.

‘I wuv you Luke.’

Mary said she was touched…

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Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

3 thoughts on “Boy, 3, who wrote a letter to his beagle in ‘doggy heaven’ receives a heart-warming reply

  1. So wonderful to know that there are still kind-hearted people out there, who will do that simple little something to make a little boy’s day…Bravo!

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