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Jase sent his Dad in heaven a letter. Weeks later, he got a heartwarming reply.

Everyone copes with grief differently.

From getting a commemorative tattoo to speaking to the person you lost in your mind, there are countless ways to deal with grief and loss.

For seven-year-old boy Jase, coping with the loss of his dad James means sending his dad in heaven letters.

And this week, he received a reply.

Posting to Facebook, Jase’s mum Teri Copland shared a photo of her son’s letter and the heartwarming reply he received from an assistant delivery office manager at the UK’s postal service .

“Mr Postman, can you take this to Heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks,” the front of Jase’s envelope for his father read.

A few weeks later, Jase received his reply.

“While we’ve been delivering your post, we became aware of some concerns,” the letter from Royal Mail read.

“So I just wanted to take the opportunity to contact you about how we succeeded in the delivery of your letter, to your dad in heaven,” the letter continued.

“This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven.

“However please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered. Royal Mail’s priority is to get our customers mail delivered safely. I know how important your mail is to you. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.”

Mother-of-two Teri said her son, who lost his father in 2014, was “completely overwhelming” at receiving the reply.

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“I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card,” Teri wrote on Facebook.

“You didn’t have to make the effort to do this, you could have just ignored it but the fact that you have made the effort for a little boy you’ve never met is such a lovely thing to do.”

Teri’s Facebook post has now gone viral, receiving over 246,000 shares.

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