Parents Discover Their Little Daughter’s Heartbreaking Unopened Letter

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Taylor Smith Letter
Image: via All Day

In April 2013 a young girl from Tennessee wrote a letter to her future self. And while tragically the note’s intended recipient will never get to read it, the contents’ moving mix of childlike sparkle and startling wisdom have nevertheless brought hope and peace to a much wider audience. In fact, what was initially intended as something to be read by one person only has since become an inspirational message to the wider world.

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Image: Facebook/Tim Smith

Taylor Scout Smith from Johnson City, Tennessee passed away in January 2014, aged just 12 years old. Devastatingly, what her parents thought was just regular flu in fact turned out to be pneumonia.

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Image: Facebook/Tim Smith

Following Taylor’s death, her parents Tim and Ellen undertook the heartbreaking task of cleaning her room. While doing so, though, they came across a number of items that spoke volumes about their daughter’s personality.

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