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07th Apr 2019

Postman’s letter from dead dog’s owner featuring doggie treats is all a bit much for us today

Jade Hayden

postman dog letter

Hungover and fragile?

Good, the following content is sure to make your questionable state even more harrowing as you bawl your tiny eyes out and wallow in self pity.

Because it involves a dog, a lovely owner, and a letter for a postman that is sure to smash your heart into thousands of tiny pieces.

You’re welcome.

The content comes from Twitter user ‘amorningsting’ who took it upon herself to grace the world with the most heartwarming gift her dad had ever received during his years as a postman. Or ‘mailman’, if you want to get geographically correct.

She wrote that while her dad was doing his daily rounds, he arrived to a house to find that Gretchen, a large German Shepherd and one of his longtime “buddies”, had passed away.

But rather than simply informing the postman of this fact, Gretchen’s owner decided to leave a little note and bag of dog treats, asking him to share the ones she didn’t get to eat with the other dogs in the route.

Collapsed from upset and heartbreak yet? You should have done.

The letter reads:

“Gretchen passed away yesterday. She asked me to ask you if you would share her treats that she never got to finish with the other dogs on your route.

“She always enjoyed seeing you come to the door and was always happy to get a snack from you. Thank you.”

H o n e s t l y.

Naturally, the tweets absolutely banged because of its intense sweetness and is currently resting on a cool 870,000 likes.

Lotta Gretchen fans on the net it seems.

Rest in peace.


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