A Scottish schoolboy’s letter to a teacher mourning her dog has gone viral.
According to the teacher’s daughter, Lucie Dunne of Glasgow, Scotland, the family dog, Charlie, was recently put to sleep, causing her mother great distress. The loss prompted a student named Callum to write this touching tribute in honor of Charlie, which Dunne posted on Twitter.
Mum’s been so upset about the dog being put to sleep and stressing about having to go back into school today, and she got this from a wee boy in her class pic.twitter.com/2qslb572CX
— lucie (@luciedunne_) February 19, 2018
The note begins with a thoughtful disclaimer, with Callum writing, “Sorry if you don’t like it or it makes you emotional.”
Inside, the boy has written an acrostic-style ode to the dog that spells “Charlie” down the side.
“I’m sorry about your dog,” Callum writes. “I bet your dog was really cheeky. I bet your dog was always happy. I bet your dog was super-adorable. I bet your dog was really related to you. I bet your dog was really lucky to have you. I bet your dog was super-incredible. I bet your dog was always full of energy. But most of all I know your dog was special and your dog is in a better place and is looking over you.”
Needless to say, the heartfelt gesture has won over many — and prompted a few ugly cries.
So sad to hear about the dog–but bless little Callum! I hope that he stays sweet even when he grows up–the world needs people like him. His parents are bringing him up well. x
— Layla Medina (@noammunition) February 20, 2018
@_lucyemma95 I bet your dog was really related to you hahahahahaha
— Emily Jess (@EmilyAndersonn_) February 20, 2018
Whoever Callum’s parents are they need a good pat on the back for raising a lovely, thoughtful child.
— Kissing Frogs (@findaprince) February 20, 2018
May we all be so lucky as to have a Callum — and a Charlie — in our life.
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