Hundreds of strangers have responded to a mother’s plea to send her toddler Christmas cards while he undergoes months of chemotherapy in his fight against cancer.
Three-year-old Tavish McCosh has been living away from home at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, US, during his nine-month stint of treatment.
His mother Maren said living away from home was lonely and rough for her son, who checks the letter box every day in the hopes of finding some mail.
Last week Mrs McCosh shared a Facebook post, asking for people to send Tavish a Christmas card.
The post went viral – then hundreds of cards and even some toys began to arrive from across America.
Each card offered a message of support to the youngster as he fights leukaemia.
“It’s amazing,” Mrs McCosh told local TV station KOMO News.
“It’s really, really kind of all these people to take time out of their lives to send him cards, and really make his day.”
Tavish and his family plan to share the new toys with the other children staying at the Ronald McDonald House this Christmas.