"I received an email from my dad today," a user posted this week on the subreddit /r/TwoXChromosomes. "He died two years ago."
The redditor, who goes by the username Beersie_McSlurrp, sent us an excerpt of the email from his father:
"Hello Son, I am talking to you from the grave, wooooooooo. I always said I will come back and haunt you.
Seriously, by the time you read this, I will have passed on. Hopefully by now you have adjusted well enough to life without the old man and you have managed to help your mother adjust. I have complete confidence you will be taking just as good care of her as I did.
I have a few thoughts to share with you and a few insights which wet never got around to discussing in the last few months where I was still coherent (I'm imagining the morphine will have turned me into a bit of a vegetable. Hopefully I entertained you with some decent hallucinations or jibber jabber).
The first thing I want to say is just how proud I am........"
"I'm going to leave it there as it gets personal for me," Beersie_McSlurrp said in a Reddit message.
As this Reddit post reveals, these services aren't all for naught. People are really using them to send touching, posthumous messages to loved ones.