LYNCHBURG, Va. (WRIC) — This story takes the term snail mail to a whole new level…
26 years after it was postmarked, a Lynchburg man finally got a special Father’s Day card.
Duane Schrock, 87, says it’s a miracle that he finally got the card.
Schrock says his son passed away from AIDS in 1995. He said that because he didn’t agree with his son’s homosexual lifestyle, they didn’t have the best relationship at times.
He says the card is like a sign from heaven that his son is doing just fine, according to 8News affiliate WSET.
The card reads:
Dear, Dad, we haven’t been in touch for quite a while, I’m doing fine and am very happy in Richmond, I’d like to hear from you. Have a Happy Father’s Day, Love, Duane.”
The piece of mail had been returned to sender and forwarded back and forth for almost 30 years. Schrock says he has moved around the country several times and the card just couldn’t catch him.
Schrock says he couldn’t be more grateful and wants to thank all the mail workers who bent over backwards to get the letter to him more than two decades later.