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Woman Texts Dad’s Mobile For Fourth Anniversary Of His Death And Gets Heartbreaking Reply

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Woman Texts Dad’s Mobile For Fourth Anniversary Of His Death And Gets Heartbreaking Reply

For every person that has lost someone close to them, there will be a different way to grieve and remember.

Chastity Patterson texts her dad every single day as a coping mechanism following his death but recently the unexpected happened - she got a response from a total stranger who had been receiving her messages.

When it came to texting her dad to mark the fourth anniversary of his death, a man called 'Brad' responded telling her how proud he is of her. I'm not crying, you're crying.

Chastity's message to her dad. Credit: Facebook/Chastity Patterson
Chastity's message to her dad. Credit: Facebook/Chastity Patterson
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In the poignant message, she explained to her dad how much she misses him, and updated him on a number of things including her health, education and heartbreak.

She ends the message saying: "I just wanted to say I love you and I really do miss you."

Chastity then got a response which started: "Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past 4 years."

Brad continued to say that he looks forward to her daily updates and even told her a bit about his own life, specifically how his daughter passed away in August 2014 and that Chastity's messages have 'kept him alive'.

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He went on to explain: "When you text me I know it's a message from God. I'm sorry you lost someone so close to you, but I have listened to you over the years and I have watched you grow and go through more than anyone.

"I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn't want to break your heart. You are an extraordinary woman and I wish my daughter would have become the woman you are, thank you for your everyday updates, you remind me that there is a God and it wasn't his fault that my little girl is gone.

"He gave me you, my little angel and I knew this day was coming. Everything will be okay."

The response Chastity received. Credit: Facebook/Chastity Patterson
The response Chastity received. Credit: Facebook/Chastity Patterson
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Brad continued: "I'm sorry you have to go through this, but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you!" He signed off: "Take care and I look forward to your updates tomorrow."

Chastity, from Arkansas, shared the screenshots of the conversation with the caption: "I text my dad everyday to let him know how my day goes, for the past Four years! Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest!"

Since posting it she has received nearly 220,000 shares and over 100,000 reactions with people commenting from across the globe.

One wrote: "My sister and I just lost our dad very unexpectedly. He was very healthy and so young and died while out for his morning walk. I am beyond broken but this gave a little life to my morning."

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Another added: "Made me cry. I lost my dad 4 years ago too. I miss him so very much. So happy you, and that person have each other."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Chastity Patterson

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