'I'd like more time with dad': Delivery driver heartbroken over son's letter to Santa

His son's letter to Santa broke his heart.
His son's letter to Santa broke his heart. Photo: Reddit

It's that time of year when kids will happily sit down and put pen to paper to write a letter to Santa - but one dad has been left in tears after reading his son's message.

With COVID-19 forcing people to stay at home and order items online, delivery drivers are busier than ever. And so the little boy, whose dad is a delivery driver, didn't make a plea for toys this year - he simply wants more time with his dad.

"Dear Santa, I would really like to spend more time with my dad," the little boy began his letter.

"So I would really love and appreciate it if you could help him get off work early because he is a UPS worker and people are ordering so many presents," he continued.

"So I would love it if you could help him in any way. Sincerely, Jonah."

The delivery driver's son wrote a heart-wrenching letter to Santa.

The delivery driver's son wrote a heart-wrenching letter to Santa. Photo: Reddit

His father posted a photo of the message to Reddit, writing, "I'm a UPS driver and I cried when I opened up our son's letter to Santa."

Thousands of people responded to the gut-wrenching post and it quickly went viral, saying he captured the true meaning of Christmas.

"My dad worked some late nights for many years during my childhood," wrote one user who said the letter resonated with him.

"He often will express frustration at himself for not spending as much time with me and my sister when we were younger (fleeting days of our lives syndrome). But funny enough, my sister and I never really had much of a chance to experience that frustration. We only see the hard work that he put in during our childhood and the effort that he did show."

"I hope every parent in this thread gets a chance to read this. I hope they understand that kids, especially when being difficult, are sometimes demanding such a simple thing," wrote another. 

"Take the time to be with them, even if it is for just a quick moment."