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This 4-Yr-Old Lost His Father. What His Mom Did to Help Him Cope will DEFINITELY Choke You Up!

Every morning, he asked his mom if they were going to dig up Daddy.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is terribly difficult. As adults, we may already have developed coping mechanisms that can help us endure the painful loss. But for kids, it may be an entirely different story.

Four-year-old Wyatt Revels tragically lost his father in January 29, 2015. His mother, Alysha Starling, said that he has been struggling to come to terms with the idea that his father is never coming back. One of her friends came up with the idea of sending little Wyatt a handmade card or a little something to brighten up his day, put a smile on his face, and distract him from the loss. So far, it has been working.

“Now instead of waking up every morning and asking if we were going to go and dig Daddy up today (as a mother it’s so hard to choke back tears and answer that question) the mailman has proven to be a pleasant distraction, so much that local friends and family got him a PO Box so that they could safely share with more friends and family to send a card.” says Alysha.

This was posted on Troubleshooter Diane Wilson WTVD:

SNOW ASSIGNMENT: Help me bring joy to 4 year old Wyatt. He tragically lost his dad a few weeks ago. His mom says he’s having a very hard time dealing with the loss. One of her friends came up with an idea to mail him a card to put a smile on his face as a distraction to the loss. It’s working….as his mom says instead of Wyatt waking up each day asking for his daddy, he wants to go see what the mailman brought him. SHARE this and send your card to:
Wyatt Revels
PO Box 84
Autryville, NC
28318

Since then, the response from strangers was overwhelming!

Wyatt enjoys getting pictures of people’s dogs and silly pictures of other animals.

Photo credit: Alysha Kyle Starling
He kept all the cards he received in his “special boxes”.

Photo credit: Alysha Kyle Starling
Little Wyatt, sleeping with his favorite picture of him and his daddy that a family friend made into a plaque:

Photo credit: Alysha Kyle Starling
Let’s help Wyatt recover from the loss.

Photo credit: Alysha Kyle Starling

You can send him a card or a little something that can put a smile back on his face. Here’s the mailing address:

Wyatt Revels
PO Box 84
Autryville, NC
28318

Share this story with your friends. They, too, might be able to help Wyatt.

Credits: Alysha Kyle Starling

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