A 7-year-old boy living in a domestic violence shelter with his mom wrote a letter to Santa which left many teary-eyed.
The shelter, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, share an image of the letter on Facebook written by the little one.
"Blake's mother found the letter in his backpack during their stay at a domestic violence shelter. His tearful letter describes how he is scared of his dad," they wrote in caption while sharing the picture, reports Hindustan Times.
In the letter, the child addressed Santa and wrote that he had to leave his house because "dad was mad". Adding, his father "always scared" them and one day his mom took them to a safe place where they "don't have to be scared" anymore.
In the following lines, Blake wrote how he had to leave everything behind and how the experience still makes his nervous. Finally, penning down the items he wanted for Christmas.
"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?" he wrote.
Since being shared, the post has prompted emotional responses from people. While many commented on the post, several people came forward to drop the gifts Blake asked for. Some went a step ahead and donated gifts for the other children staying in the shelter too.
"I so want to help Blake. How many children do you currently house? Now, I want to help all the children...my heart just breaks," wrote a Facebook user. "I sent a donation, please make sure Blake and his family have a wonderful Christmas," wrote another.
"This one, we shared with some of our supporters before posting it on social media," Emily Hancock, vice president of development at SafeHaven of Tarrant County, told NBC News. "It highlights a lot of the feelings a lot of our clients feel — not just children."
"So for this post, where we intended to maybe get a couple likes or shares from our supporters, hopefully, it can encourage someone in a similar situation to get the help they need," she added.
Later, in another post, the shelter shared an image showing several gifts which arrived at their place for Blake and other kids.