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May 10, 2014

Search is on to ID boy who penned Mother's Day letter

MEADVILLE — Bob Heisey of Meadville said his fiancee Lynda was moved to tears and he was touched after finding and reading a letter, presumably from a local boy to his mother.

The letter, which they found in an envelope by the side of the road Thursday while driving near Meadville Area Senior High School, expresses thanks to the mother for her love and support even in trying times.

The writer signed off as “Dylan,” leaving only a partial lead as to whom the letter may refer.

“I wondered if he was in trouble to inspire him to write that good a letter or if he just realized what his mom’s trying to do for him,” Heisey said. “It’s a nice letter, it really is. I’d like to meet this guy.”

Bob and Lynda found the letter so poignant that they brought it to the Tribune, hoping either the son or the mother would step forward so they might identify him or her.

“We’re trying to figure out a way to catch up with this guy and after you read the letter, you’ll see why,” said Heisey, who added that he wants to meet Dylan.

Though Bob and Lynda can only speculate as to why the letter was written or why they found it roadside, it was so touching that they reflected on their own parents and two adult children.

“It makes me want to spend more time with my mom, to be honest with you,” Heisey said. “It actually opened my eyes. It makes you slow down a little bit and, as the saying goes, you just don’t know what you have until you don’t have it anymore.”

Bob and Lynda haven’t taken any further measures to seek out Dylan, but they believe the letter is a spark of hope for a young generation which seems to harbor negative attitudes toward concepts like family, Bob said.

“We just thought it’d be nice for Mother’s Day,” Heisey said. “There’s just so much crap going on in the world these days. Nothing’s good anymore. It’s nice to smile once in a while and we don’t get too much of that.”

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