Dad shares the heartbreaking texts he discovered on his old phone from his daughter to her deceased grandad.

James O’Brien, who is a British journalist and radio presenter, posted the text messages on Twitter.

“My youngest has had my old phone for a couple of years. Just for games, which I download for her before disconnecting the internet. Still has my old contacts though & it turns out she’s been messaging my dad, who died 5 years ago. I may have something in my eye,” he wrote.

text to pa

His tweet has received more than 153,000 likes and over 32,000 retweets.

nawwww so bitter sweet.

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  • That’s a pretty healthy coping mechanism, too.


  • So sweet and sentimental. I’m surprised the dad didn’t erase the contacts in case the phone was lost or stolen.


  • How precious, beautiful !
    After my sister died we were watching a wee video of her. I believe my daughter was 6 at that time. Seeing my sister she cried out: “Is that Ada, skyping from heaven with us ?” It so touched my heart….


  • I’d like to believe her grandfather is watching over her and the family.


  • This is so beautiful! I’d love to think the messages are getting through!


  • how lovely to think that her messages are going to her grandad in heaven.


  • Oh, how sweet. So nice of her to think about her grandad and try to reach him this way. :-)


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