Until today I had a very low opinion of Royal Mail.

When it comes to actually delivering my stuff either on time or at the right address, they have remarkable difficulty.

You’d think they’d have gotten good at it by now, having delivered stuff since the 16th century, but apparently Clapham is a no-fly zone, Narnia-esque place very few can get to.

However, some things in life are a lot more important than my trivial gripes with getting clothes delivered on time, and this next story has well and truly changed my mind about Royal Mail.

Seven-year-old Jase sadly lost his father four years ago but he desperately wanted to wish his late father a happy birthday.

But Jase needed some help in getting his letter up to his dad, so he asked the postman to help him out.

On the envelope, little Jase wrote: Mr Postman, can you take this to Heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks.”

In a brilliant response, Royal Mail sent out a letter which read:

“Dear Jase, while we’ve been delivering your post, we became aware of some concerns.

“So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to contact you about how we succeeded in the delivery of your letter, to your dad in Heaven. This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects en route to Heaven.

The letter continued:

“However, please be assured that his particular important item of mail has been delivered. Royal Mail’s priority is to get our customers’ mail delivered safely. I know how important your mail is to you. I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to Heaven safely.”

If that doesn’t absolutely melt your heart I don’t know what will.

Touched by the heartwarming letter, Jase’s mum, Teri Copeland, shared it on Facebook, writing:

“A few weeks ago my seven-year-old son posted this card to his dad in heaven and today he got a lovely reply from the postman.

“I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card…you didn’t have to make the effort to do this you could have just ignored it but the fact that you have made the effort for a little boy you’ve never met is such a lovely thing to do.

“Royal Mail you’ve just restored my faith in humanity and thank you it honestly means the world to him please share this so all the staff at Royal Mail know just how grateful we are. Thanks, and merry Christmas.”

People were understandably loving the response and praised Royal Mail for getting back to Jase.

Isn’t it great to get a story like this?

More of this please.

Images via Facebook/Teri Copland/Getty