Woman Texts Her Late Father’s Phone Daily, Gets Incredible Reply
Sammy BrownPublished on
A woman from Arkansas lost her father four years ago but has since then been texting his phone every day sharing her life updates. Up until recently she never expected nor got any responses to the hordes of messages she had been sending. However, recently She had a sweet surprise when she got a reply from a bereaved man who lost his own daughter in a car crash.
Chastity Patterson, 23, sent the text on Thursday, the night before the fourth anniversary of his death.
‘Hey Dad, it’s ME. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!’ Patterson said, not expecting an answer.
After sending a long post in which she mourned her late father and even mentioning her triumphs including graduating college and beating cancer, she received a surprising reply.
‘Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past four years. I look forward to your morning messages and your nightly updates. My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages kept me alive. When you text me, I know it’s a message from God,’ Brad said.
‘I’m sorry you lost someone so close to you, but I have listened to you over the years and I have watched you grow and go through more than anyone. I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn’t want to break your heart,’ he said.
He went on to praise Chastity for immense personal growth, calling her his own ‘angel’ after he lost his own daughter in a devastating car crash.
‘You are an extraordinary woman and I wish my daughter would have become the woman you are, thank you for your everyday updates, you remind me that there is a God and it wasn’t his fault that my little girl is gone,’ he said.
‘He gave me you, my little angel and I knew this day was coming. Everything will be okay, you to push yourself every day and shine the light God gave you. I’m sorry you have to go through this, but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you.
The shocking yet touching response got Chastity by surprise and she went on to share screenshots of the texts on Facebook on Friday where it went viral gaining over 265,000 shares.
She captioned her post: ‘I text my dad every day to let him know how my day goes, for the past four years! Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest!’
After her post went viral she shared an update to her online readers explaining that her dad Jason Ligons was not her biological father but had been a father figure in her life. This new update captured the hearts of many online readers who were quite amazed by the amazing dad-daughter bond.
‘He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude. I had to introduce my boyfriends to him (If I was allowed to date) and he would act like a normal dad and give us the long talk,’ she said.
‘I’ve cried with him, told him everything and even became very independent because he took the time to love me and show me what happiness looks like. SO YES Jason was my father but he was a role model for many kids in our town,’ she added.
‘I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!’ she said.