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15 tear-worthy “Thank You” notes to soldiers… written by complete strangers.

Those who serve their country deserve gratitude from everyone they keep safe and whose freedom they protect. But there are so many ways to say thank you. Maybe it could be an official ceremony of metals and flags. Another simple way is by just saying “Thank you.”

The emotional thank you notes written by these strangers are a beautiful representation of humble gratitude. As random acts of kindness, they show a great amount of respect and admiration and mean more than some even might realize.

To see those notes, and sometimes hear or even see the reactions, is so touching.  Read below.

1. Left by a teen at an Applebee’s

2. Words of encouragement

  • via pinimg“Thank you so much soldier for your dedication to our great nation. I am so very proud of you and your accomplishment!â€

3. A work of art

  • via handsonrva“Thank you for serving our country! And you are a great inspiration for many people!â€

4. The most memorable plane ride

  • via ytimg“Thank you.â€

5. “Kick the bad guy’s butt”

  • via blogspot“Dear veteran, thank you for protecting our country. We are very glad. We thank you for fighting for our freedom. I hope you can come home on the holiday If you can’t our thoughts will be with you. And kick the bad guys butts.â€

6. To a soldiers wife

  • via i.dailymail.co.uk“I noticed the sticker on the back of your car. Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving. Him deployed and you for waiting.â€

7. It’s amazing how much you can say on just one notecard

  • via pinimg“Thank you for your dedication. For your service. For your sacrifice. Your hard work and long hours and time away from family is difficult. But you are appreciated. Your country needs more soldiers like you!â€

8. “Thank you for ceeping us safe”

  • via godvine“Dear soldier,

    Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and thanks for keeping us safe.â€

9. A sincere thank you

  • via opgrat“Dear hero,

    My name is Lucy. I am 10 years old. and play the string bass. I sincerely thank you for your service to our country. I know you risk your life in an effort to protect our rights. Thank you.â€

10. This will definitely put a smile on their faces!

  • via pinimg“Dear soldier:

    Thank you for protecting our country. Must be pretty brave joining the Military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My name is Giselle, I’m in 8th grade. I love listening to music and being lazy.

    My favorite food is chicken wings and I like hanging out with my friends. Do you have friends over there? Do you guys work as a team? What’s your name? How old are you? How was it on your first day in the military? Anyway please write back. Be safe!

    [insert unicorn drawing…]â€

11. Maybe he’ll return the favor someday

  • via opgrat“Dear soldier,

    Thank you for fighting in the military. You have saved lots of lives. My name is Kendall and I am a girl. We are giving this candy to you because we want to let you have some and the children. I hope someday we could save your life.â€

12. Found $20 in the parking lot

  • via i.dailymail.co.uk“Dear soldier,

    My dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here.

    We like to pay it forward in my family. It is your lucky day!

    Thank you for your service and hope for a gold star kid.â€

13. Cover your 6

  • via yellowhammernews“Thanks for your service. Have a safe day & cover your 6. Blue lives matterâ€

14. Breakfast is on me!

  • via i.dailymail.co.uk“Your breakfast is on me today — Thank you for all that you do; for serving others & for running into the places everyone else runs away from.

    No matter your role, you are courageous, brave and strong… Thank you for being bold and badass everyday! Fueled by Fire & Driven by courage — what an example you are. Get some rest!â€

15. Forever grateful

  • via yellowairplane“I just wanted to say thank you for your service to our country.â€


Share these wonderful acts of kindness, and the next time you see a soldier remember to say “Thank you”for their service.


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