A teacher from Massachusetts, US, was left feeling emotional after she received a handwritten note from her student consoling her over her partner’s demise. “As I grieve the sudden death of my husband, my students warm my heart,” tweeted Melissa Milner while sharing a picture of the note.
In the letter, the student wrote, “Dear Mrs Milner, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though you can’t see Mr Milner, you should still know that there will always be a line connecting your hearts. I hope you feel better soon.”
The note was accompanied by a drawing of Milner looking up at the sky and a string connecting her heart with that of her husband, who is up in the sky.
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— Melissa Milner (@melissabmilner) February 28, 2021
Since being shared online, the post has gone viral and prompted emotional reactions among netizens. While many consoled Milner, others shared their stories of getting letters from students.
“My grandmother died my first year teaching, and a little girl who had lost her dad climbed a tree as high as she could so she could be close to the sky and tell her dad to lookout for my grandma. Children are magic,” read one of the many comments on the viral tweet.
“Grief is your bond to him” is such a beautiful way to describe the evolution of our love for those we lose.
— Kevin Woosley (@KevinWoo72) March 1, 2021
— erica root (@erica_draws) March 1, 2021
The children can heal us. One of my classes made this for me when my mom passed away recently. Wishing you comfort pic.twitter.com/ic8nZd6VUv
— Robb Fire (@robb_fire) March 1, 2021
When I lost my grandfather last year, I got this from my quietest second grader pic.twitter.com/Mymaseh0hK
— Biiitch I’m Bess (@Bess10ike) March 1, 2021
My grandmother died my first year teaching, and a little girl who had lost her dad climbed a tree as high as she could so she could be close to the sky and tell her dad to lookout for my grandma. Children are magic.
— em ✨🌈🌿 (@emilyna95) March 1, 2021
So sweet🥺 we lost our first shortly before birth. I went back to school two months later & a little girl came to me and said, I’m sorry you lost the baby, but we are all your babies🥺♥️. That was the sweetest thing I could ever hear as a grieving mom! So sorry for your loss💔
— HodaEhsan (she/her) (@HodaEhsan) March 1, 2021