Dad in tears after finding son’s Santa letter
A dad broke down in tears after reading his young son's letter to Santa, and realising what he really wanted for Christmas this year.
While most kids ask for the latest toys and tech, one boy, named Jonah, simply wanted to spend more time with his father, The Sun reports.
He revealed his dad works for, a global shipping company and had been working a lot of hours as people ordered tonnes of gifts in the lead-up to Christmas.
Jonah wrote a letter to Santa asking him to help his dad out with deliveries, so he could be home for Christmas.
After reading the heartbreaking note, the dad admitted he broke down in tears, and realised he needed to spend more time at home.
He shared the touching letter to Reddit, saying: "I'm a UPS driver and I cried when I opened up our son's letter to Santa.
"This letter really opened up my eyes on some things."
Jonah's letter says: "Dear Santa, I would really like to spend more time with my dad, so I would really appreciate it if you could get him off work early.
"Because he is a UPS worker and people are ordering so many presents, so I could love it if you could help him in any way."
The touching letter has racked up more than 3000 comments, as people sympathised with the dad's position.
One fellow dad wrote: "I can only imagine how that feels. Used to be a ups truck driver assistant you guys work hard long hours. Keep your head up."
Another said: "As a warehouse worker I'm with you. 6 day weeks since March, I cry once I'm home and finally hold my kids."
"If you ever needed a sign that you need to spend more time with your kid, this is it," a third commented.
One person asked the father if it would help his chances of getting some time off if he showed the letter to his boss, while another suggested every parent read the touching note.
"I hope they understand that kids, especially when being difficult, are sometimes demanding such a simple thing. It can be so easy to get off of a 12 hr shift and say 'why isn't [child] asleep, why can't I just have 10 minutes to relax'," the person wrote.
"They are awake because they want 10 minutes with you. It is the most important thing in the world to them. They will remember it, it isn't just a random Wednesday that they will forget."
Others shared similar experiences with one person saying, "My dad had a similar schedule. Growing up I only saw him on Sundays".
"I feel you. My partner works at FedEx, and this time of year they always have to pick up extra shifts, and things are much worse this year than usual," another person added.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
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