SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A preteen in South Dakota is a little old fashioned when it comes to communicating with friends across the country.
Emerson Weber doesn’t have a cellphone, so she sends letters to friends and family members. Each envelope is decorated with her own designs and she works on them after she is done with her school work, KELO reported.
“Writing letters you can share so much about yourself. It’s like being there in person, and I love receiving them because you know that someone took the time in their day to write back to you,” Emerson told “Good Morning America.”
The other day she wrote a special letter to a special person, the mail carrier who has to pick up all of her correspondence.
According to “Good Morning America,” she wrote:
“I’m Emerson. You may know me as the person that lives here that writes a lot of letters & decorated the envelopes. Well, I wanted to thank you for taking my letters and delivering them. You are very important to me. I make people happy with my letters, but you do too.”
Her father, Hugh Weber, posted to Twitter about his daughter’s letter and the response.
After that Emerson got a surprise in the mail: notes and gifts from other letter carriers from across the country.
An official at the Postal Service told ABC News: “To have people notice the hard work that United States Postal employees are doing on a daily basis has been an amazing encouragement. But somehow, the words of an innocent 11-year-old child has touched all of us. The power of connection is what we are delivering, as we bring vital medications, correspondence and commerce to Americans staying at home. Because we are hard at work, we are helping keep you safe -- and connected.”
Emerson also hopes her letter inspires others to take time to thank their mail carriers in writing.
“I hope that people just take some time in their day to send a letter to their mail carrier because they really do enjoy it. I learned that from their letters. And you can make someone’s day with just a tiny act like writing a thank you letter,” Emerson told “Good Morning America.”
Click here to read Emerson’s father’s complete thread.
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