A woman who has been texting her deceased father for years was in disbelief when she received a response back from a stranger.
Chasity Patterson, 23, was given the ‘shock of her life’ when she got a response from the number she had been messaging, which had belonged to her dead father.
Chasity always wanted to keep the memory of her father alive, and to do so, she would often update her dad, Jason Ligons, on what was happening in her life through messaging his number.
On Thursday, the night before the fourth anniversary of her dad’s death, Chasity sent a text message to her dad’s old number, saying: “Hey Dad, it’s ME. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!”
She then continued to talk about how she was still in mourning of her father’s passing, she then mentioned her triumphs in life that she knew would make him proud, such as graduating college and beating cancer.
Chasity was then surprised to receive a message from a man named Brad, who claimed to have read her messages every day, stating they kept him alive.
Brad himself had suffered harrowing pain, having lost his own daughter in a devastating car accident in 2014.
Chasity said she was “shocked and touched” by what Brad had to say.
Brad’s message said: “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.
“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.”
Brad then went on to add: “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.”
The message was then signed off, not before Brad said: “I am very proud of you.”
Chasity took this as a message from her father, to represent that everything was going to be fine and that her dad was at peace. Therefore, she took to Facebook to share the heartwarming story with others.
Jason was not Chasity’s biological father, but she stated that he “never missed a school dance, prom, my games”.
Chasity also 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.”
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