Whether it’s the most frigid day of the winter season or some of our nation’s most dangerous wildlife, few things can stop a Canada Post mail carrier.
That’s why when a letter with an incomplete address landed in an Ontario post office last week, a particularly determined staffer found a way to figure out where it was supposed to go. The envelope was marked “To Grandma From Abby” and listed its intended destination as “RR#3” at a postal code in Perth, Ont.
Unfortunately, the rural road being referred to was lined with hundreds of homes.
With no return address to work with, Canada Post rural mail carrier Natasha Villeneuve posted an image of the envelope on Facebook and asked if anyone from the area knew a woman with a granddaughter named Abby.
Naturally, because this is Canada, many people chimed in to help. Within a week, the post had been shared 15,000 times and Villeneuve was getting closer to finding the letter’s intended recipient.
“We have a couple promising options,” Villeneuve wrote. “Not to worry, we are determined to get this card to its rightful destination!”
According to Inside Ottawa Valley, it was a paramedic who eventually provided the correct address. Villeneuve’s post had been shared so many times that when he received a call over concerns that someone was having a stroke at an address on RR#3 (don’t worry, everyone was fine), he couldn’t help but ask the woman he treated if she had a granddaughter named Abby.
Needless to say, she did.
As for what was inside the envelope? It was a hand-painted card from Abby that included a letter telling grandma she was having a lot of fun at camp–she even signed it with a peace symbol.
TheLoop.ca has reached out to Natasha Villeneuve for further comment.