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Boy (3) receives letter from 'Doggie Heaven' after writing to his dead dog

David Kearns

Published 12/06/2015 | 12:02

The letter from 'Doggie Heaven' Credit: Mary Westbrook
The letter from 'Doggie Heaven' Credit: Mary Westbrook

A Good Samaritan made a young boy know his beloved pet was ok after its death by responding to his letter addressed to doggie heaven.

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A Virginia woman has shared the heartwarming story of an unknown postal worker who saw a letter addressed to “Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1” and decided to write back to three-year-old Luke Westbrook, who was struggling to deal with the passing of his 13-year-old beagle Moe.

“It was an gesture of incredible kindness,” said Mary Westbrook to the US publication Distinction Magazine.

Luke kept asking his mum when Moe was coming back, to help her son deal with the heartbreak, the mother decided to write letters dictated by the toddler to the canine.

After each letter was complete, addressed to "Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1", the pair would put it in the mailbox outside.

Ms Westbrook would retrieve the letters later at night, but a few weeks ago she forgot and one of the letters was scooped up by their postman.

13-year-old beagle Moe and friend Luke Credit: Mary Westbrook
13-year-old beagle Moe and friend Luke Credit: Mary Westbrook

Two weeks later, she found an unstamped message in her mailbox.

The return address simply read, "From Moe."  

"Im in doggie heaven," the letter read.

"I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 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," Ms Westbrook wrote. "Here’s to Moe, in doggie heaven, and thoughtful postal workers everywhere."

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