A 7-year-old Texas boy living in a temporary domestic violence shelter with his mom has written a letter to Santa Claus, with a plea for gifts and one special thing money can’t buy.
According to CNN, the boy asked Santa for chapter books, a dictionary, a compass and a watch, however, it was his wish for a “very very very good dad” that has touched hearts across the world.
Reports say that the boy’s mom found a handwritten letter in his backpack a few weeks ago and she shared it with SafeHaven of Tarrant County staff, a shelter for domestic violence victims in Fort Worth, Texas, where they’re currently living.
SafeHaven shared the letter on social media, revealing that they changed the boy’s name to Blake for his family’s safety. The letter reads:
We had to leave our house. Dad was mad. We had to do all the chores. Dad got everything he wanted. Mom said it was time to leave and she would take us to a safer place where we don’t have to be scared.
I’m still nervous. I don’t want to talk to the other kids. Are you going to come this Christmas? We don’t have any of our stuff here. Can you bring some chapter books, a dictionary, and a compass and a watch? I also want a very very very good dad. Can you do that too?
“Blake’s story is like every story we see. The problem is so pervasive.” The SafeHaven president and CEO Kathryn Jacob told CNN.
Blake’s letter touched thousands and left many asking in the comments box if they could buy some of the things on his list, or perhaps donate money to make things easier. Other people even shared personal stories of a time they had experienced similar circumstances as well.
We sure pray and hope Blake along with other kids in the world have a good Christmas.