It’s been months since the novel coronavirus pandemic began, and it’s still affecting millions around the world.
Many people have yet to see their loved ones in person, including Queen Elizabeth II. She has been in quarantine with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle since March. Thankfully, her loved ones (and an adorable stranger) are finding ways to show the 94-year-old how much they care!
Timothy Madders of Billericay, England, is a little boy with a big heart. According to his mom Jo, “He always thinks of others.”
Lately, the 7-year-old has been worrying about how his neighbors are handling lockdown, particularly the queen. He suspected she was having a hard time, and that didn’t sit right with him. So he decided to mail her a happiness-themed puzzle to brighten her day!
He also included a sweet message: “You might be feeling sad or lonely during lockdown, so I thought I could make a word search for you to cheer you up.”
The thoughtful gesture didn’t go unnoticed! Timothy was thrilled when he received a personalized letter back. The queen’s lady-in-waiting, Philippa de Pass, wrote to thank him on her behalf.
“Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and The Queen hopes that you too are keeping safe and well in the current situation,” she wrote. “I am to thank you very much indeed for writing as you did at this time.”
As for the kindhearted boy, he told BBC, “It was very good [the letter] and it was very important and made me happy that she liked it.”
Best of all, his kindness didn’t end there! While he initially created the puzzle for the queen, he’s since asked his mom to make copies for other people who are having a hard time. The little sweetheart wants to make sure everyone has a reason to smile!
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