277 love letters for Mr. A.

 

The most beautiful work we get to do is contained in our love letter bundles. You have a chance to write for these bundles today

Today we are sharing a story from a Bundle we delivered last month to Mr. A. 

The original request: 

A student of Mr. A’s contacted us with a request for this incredibly deserving teacher. She shared: “This past year, but especially these last six months, I have struggled with severe depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. During this time, it got so bad that I completely lost my will to live. I suffered from many symptoms of depression, but one of the most prevalent and damaging was obsessive self-harm. I am much better now, and I tell you none of this to highlight myself, but only to show the severity of my situation was and how much help Mr. A provided. I can honestly say that I do not think I would be here without his consistent selfless help and genuine concern. He stayed in constant contact, kept me accountable for actions that my illness contributed to, and he helped me to fight against those urges. Mr. A has gone above and beyond what is required of a teacher, and because of that, he has truly changed and saved my life. He has become more than a teacher. Mr. A is a mentor, a parental figure, a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, and in my darkest times, he gave me a reason to live. I don't necessarily have a way with words, nor do I possess enough of them to express my gratitude and love for this extraordinary person in my life. So I'm really hoping that all the wonderful letter writers among this organization can help me spread all the kindness, love, and selflessness that Mr. A was able to share with me. He deserves it.”

In the month of October, Mr. A received 270+ love letters from across the world. 

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Hello!

I cannot thank you all enough for giving me this opportunity to show my gratitude towards Mr A! So far I've received a little over 213 letters all from 5 different countries and with every single one I am so touched these people have all taken time out of their lives to spread joy into me and my loved one's lives'! The letters far surpassed my wildest dream; In fact, I bought a basket at the beginning of the request that can now not contain all the wonderful letters I received! Talk about being overflowing with blessings!! I have laughed, I have cried and above all, I have been truly blessed because the world does need more love letters but my life is now so fulfilled with so many letters. These letters contained words of encouragement, kindness, and thanks and all I can do is try to express my thanks in return! I'm delivering my bundle to Mr. A tomorrow morning, I thought it was fitting because he helped me through the 'scariest' part of my life! I am filled with so much excitement and so much joy thank you all so very much and I hope you enjoy the pictures I've sent along as much as I've enjoyed this entire project and experience!

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I have laughed, I have cried and above all, I have been truly blessed because the world does need more love letters.
— ABBIE
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Hello again! I gave Mr. A the basket yesterday and we were both in tears at some point. It was such a beautiful moment, probably one of the most I've ever had the pleasure of being apart of. He was quite literally speechless at my delivery and told me how he was truly overwhelmed by my act of kindness. But my act wouldn't have been possible if not for the kindness of hundreds of other strangers who helped, and the kindness of your organization for helping fuel the love! He told me it "emotionally railroaded" him, I can truly see he now that I've been able to physically articulate my thanks to him, and for that opportunity, I give thanks to you. 

Much love,

Abbie

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