When Chastity Patterson received a text from her late father's phone number, she was shocked and surprised about it.
23-year-old Chastity Patterson texted her late father every day as a way of coping with his loss. For four years, she texted his old number, never expecting to receive a response, but she thought of it as just a means to vent out her sorrows and frustration. However, she was quite surprised to receive a reply from her father's old number. No, it wasn't really her father texting, nor was it a sign from the afterlife. She received a response because someone else was allocated her late father's mobile number, and for four years, they'd been receiving a message daily from Chastity.
So, when he replied to her messages, he let her know that he too had lost someone he loved dearly. He told Chastity that he'd lost his daughter in a car accident five years ago, Daily Mail reports. The world works in mysterious ways sometimes. To her last text, the man responded: 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.
He then went on to introduce himself and share his story with her: 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. 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.
In the same message, Brad praised the young woman for her strength and her growth. 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 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.
Needless to say, Chastity was shocked. She took to social media platform Facebook to share the beautiful, heartwarming message. Her post has since gone viral. In an update, she wrote: [My dad] 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.
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. I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take four years, but he shows up right on time! Her experience makes one believe that there's someone watching over you all the time, and will arrive at the right time to prove that you're not alone.