7-Year-Old Temporarily Living In A Domestic Violence Shelter Asked Santa For A ‘Very Good Dad’

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A 7-year-old boy from Texas, living temporarily in a domestic violence shelter with this mom, wrote an emotional letter to Santa asking for something that money simply can not buy.

His mom found a handwritten letter in his backpack a few weeks ago and she shared it with SafeHaven of Tarrant County staff, a shelter for domestic violence victims in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dear Santa,

We had to leave our house. Dad was mad. We had to do all the chores. Dad got everything he wanted. Mom said it was time to leave and she would take us to a safer place where we don’t have to be scared.

I’m still nervous. I don’t want to talk to the other kids. Are you going to come this Christmas? We don’t have any of our stuff here. Can you bring some chapter books, a dictionary, and a compass and a watch? I also want a very very very good dad. Can you do that too?

Love, Blake

Blake is a 7-year-old boy in one of our shelters, and his mom found this letter to Santa in his backpack a few weeks…

Posted by SafeHaven of Tarrant County on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The letter, written in such innocence is truly heartbreaking. Sadly, Blake is one of many children that are plagued with having an abusive parent/s.

An average of nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In a year’s time, that amounts to 10 million women and men.

Dozens of people on Facebook were touched by Blake’s letter and asked in the comments if they could buy some of the things on his wish list or donate money. Several people even shared personal stories of a a time where they had experienced similar circumstances themselves.

Here’s to hoping that Blake has himself a merry Christmas and that he gets everything he asked for!