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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Four-year-old Wyatt Revels knows what it means to suffer the devastating loss of a parent. Despite being in grief counseling, he’s had a hard time dealing with the fact that his dad is gone, according to WTVD.
One of Wyatt’s mom’s friends came up with an idea to help. She asked her friends to send Wyatt cards of encouragement. Then Wyatt’s mom, Alysha Starling, got a post office box for Wyatt at their local post office.
“It’s little. It’s the smallest one they have. I thought I would have to start sending mail myself,” Alysha recalled.
It was small until one reporter heard about Wyatt’s struggle. Diane Wilson posted a message on her Facebook page, and asked people to send Wyatt a card. The response was unbelievable.
The post was shared more than 12,700 times, even by Dog the Bounty Hunter!
Now, Wyatt has outgrown his little P.O. box and has been getting a box of mail each day. He has gotten letters from Spain, Australia, South America, and Scotland, just to name of few.
“It gives him something to look forward to each day,” Alysha said.