Most of us have lost someone from our family or our group of friends. And while death is a part of life, it doesn’t mean that we don’t sometimes still miss the people who’ve left us.

Rax King, a writer living in Brooklyn, New York, misses her dad very much ever since he passed away and she has a unique way of keeping the connection between the two of them. She emails her dead dad from time to time, asking for advice.

What Rax did not expect was to get a response to one of her emails, especially a wholesome and heart-warming one such as this.

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From time to time, Rax sends emails to her dad, who has passed away

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One day, she got a response

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Rax jokingly calls her dad a ‘boomer’ because he never had a personal email, only a work address. She was overwhelmed with emotions when she got the response and on social media, she admitted that she burst into tears. Her tweet went viral because people saw how heartfelt and genuine the response she got was.

She admitted that she did not expect the story to get so much attention

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Moving on after the death of a loved one is one of the hardest things in life and one that we all have to deal with, sooner or later. Losing a parent is incredibly painful, no matter how old you might be, but the consequences are worse the younger you are.

According to Psychology today, losing a parent can lead to increased risks for “long-term emotional and mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.” This is most likely to happen if you don’t receive enough support while you’re grieving or if you lost your parents as a child.

“In the best-case scenario, the death of a parent is anticipated and there’s time for families to prepare, say their goodbyes, and surround themselves with support,” psychiatrist Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi told Fatherly. “In cases where a death is unexpected, such as with an acute illness or traumatic accident, adult children may remain in the denial and anger phases of the loss for extended periods of time … [leading to] diagnosis of major depressive disorder or even PTSD, if trauma is involved.”

Rax’s tweet went viral and many people could relate to how she felt

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