After dog dies, grieving owner leaves touching note for mailman who showered his dog with love

While on his route, one mailman’s heart is broken.

Mailmen and dogs have a long-standing rivalry that has made people laugh for generations. A mailman being chased down the street by a grumpy dog was a common scene in old movies and cartoons.Nowadays, it appears that the two have reconciled and buried the hatchet!

The story of one friendly duo shows us just how far we have come.

In Texas, Fernando the mailman made his rounds and followed the same route he did every day.On his way, he discovered where some of his most eager customers were waiting.However, most of the time, those “waiting individuals” were dogs looking for a pat on the head!Fernando enjoyed caring for the dogs he saw on his daily commute.

Gretchen was one of Fernando’s favorites.

Gretchen, a german shepherd, looked forward to seeing Fernando every day.Fernando and Gretchen developed a unique friendship that only a mailman and a dog can have over time,Fernando would sometimes bring treats to the waiting dog just to make her happy.

In April, however, something terrible happened.

When Fernando went to Gretchen’s house in April, he wasn’t greeted with the usual wagging tail and happy face.He still walked up to the house and picked up the mail.Gretchen was most likely at the groomer’s.

When he went to get the mail, he noticed a letter addressed to him.

Fernando realized one of the letters was addressed to him as he picked up the mail.It was a note from the residents of the house.A bag of treats was placed next to the note.His heart sank as he read the letter.

“Gretchen died yesterday,” the note says.”She asked me to ask you if you would share her unfinished treats with the other dogs on your route.”She always looked forward to seeing you come in and was always happy to get a snack from you.Thank you very much, Cimino Family.”

Fernando was heartbroken when he arrived home.

His old friend, who came to see him every day, had died.He decided to show the touching note to his daughter.When his daughter saw it, she knew it was a lovely gesture.They had no idea what would happen after they decided to post a screenshot on Twitter.

When Fernando’s daughter shared the photo, it quickly went viral.

People fell in love with the mini-story about the mailman and his canine companion.People couldn’t seem to get away from the touching emotions that anyone with a heart would feel after reading the letter, no matter how heartbreaking it was.

The post was so famous, even Gretchen’s dad saw it!

Coming full circle, Gretchen’s father saw the tweet!He decided to pay tribute by posting a video of the sweet dog getting excited about seeing Fernando one morning.

Rest in peace, Gretchen!