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NEWPORT, AR. (THECOUNT) — Chastity Dejuna Patterson of Newport, Arkansas, lost her father four years ago, and ever since she’s been keeping his memory alive through texting his number nightly, updating him on how her day went.
When Patterson, 23, texted her father’s number on 4th anniversary of his death this year, she got a reply:
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“Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past 4 years,” replied Brad, a man who lost his daughter in 2014.
On Thursday, October 25, the day before the fourth anniversary of her father’s death, she recounted her year, reports KENS.
“Hey Dad it’s ME,” Patterson said. “Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again.”
She talked about how she beat cancer and how she hadn’t gotten sick since her father’s passing. “I promised you I would take better care of myself!” She recapped how she graduated college with honors, fell in love and got her heartbroken, but she made it through a stronger woman.
This year, she got a reply.
“Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past 4 years,” the message read.
He introduced himself as Brad and told Patterson how he lost his daughter in a car wreck in 2014. “Your messages have kept me alive.”
“I’m sorry you lost someone so close to you, but I have listened to you over the years,” Brad continued.
“You are an extraordinary woman and I wish my daughter would have become the woman you are.”
Patterson posted the conversation to Facebook, her caption saying she can now let her father rest.
The post has over 100,000 shares and counting.
Geo quick facts: Newport is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, Arkansas, United States, located on the White River 84 miles northeast of Little Rock. The population was 7,879 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.
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