A LITTLE girl sent her mum a heartbreaking Mother’s Day card – four months after she died of cancer.
Ella Lennon, four, put the card – addressed to “mummy in heaven” – in a postbox ahead of her first Mother’s Day without her mum.
Then, in an incredibly warm-hearted gesture, a member of staff at Royal Mail sent Ella a letter back from her mum, saying how proud she was of her.
The touching exchange was revealed by Ella’s aunt, Linda Ross, on social media.
Linda, from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, posted: “On my sister’s 1st heavenly Mother’s Day, Ella sent her mummy a card.
“Today a kind stranger from the Royal Mail used their time to reply and make a little girl so happy!”
She added: “Her face lit up with the biggest smile. Just shows the amazing people in this world! Can’t thank you enough.”
Ella sent her mum, Jennifer, who died in December, a card with a picture of one of Despicable Me’s minions on the front along with the note “You’re one in a minion Mum.”
She sent the card in an envelope with a message on the front reading: “To Mummy in heaven, Happy Mother’s Day. I love you, Ella x.”
Two days after posting, a letter came back to Ella.
It said: “To my beautiful Ella. Thank you so much for my very special Mother’s Day card. You’re one in a minion to me and I love you very, very much. Millions and billions and trillions is how much I love you!
“You are growing up to be a very clever and special big girl and I am so proud of you, and even though I am in heaven I watch over you every day!”
The heartwarming letter is signed off with: “Lots of love, hugs and kisses, Mummy xxx.”
The letter’s envelope has a return address of “Mummy, 1 Angel Gate, In the clouds, Heaven” written on it.
Twitter user @BeeSansMerci commented: “I just cried at this.”
@KellyBlackx said: “Oh wow I’m sobbing! This is beautiful.”
@Ashwee_ox wrote: “Omg this is the sweetest thing ever.”
It is understood Jennifer, from Kilmarnock, battled a brain tumour for four years.
Ella’s dad, Dean, posted on social media: “I would like to thank the kind hearted person at the Royal Mail who sent Ella back a letter from her mummy in heaven. Her wee face was lit up x.”
Linda paid tribute to her sister on Facebook at the time of her death saying: “She was funny and beautiful and always thinking of others. I couldn’t have asked for a better big sister.”
A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: “We are all touched by this very moving story.”