Boy asks for 'letter that will bring him hope' in Christmas list

One thousand strangers mail letters of hope
Posted at 9:06 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 20:18:44-05

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) — One boy's Christmas list has gone viral because of what he has asked for - something that will bring him hope.

Matthew is 13 years old and he stays at the Tennessee Children's Home in Spring Hill.

In his wish list, he wrote:

"1. Shoes size 11
2. A PS4 game
3. A letter that will bring me hope."

Matthew has already received more than one thousand letters of hope in just a matter of days.

Chris Doughtie with Tennessee Children's Home says Matthew received letters from across the country.

"He's got a lot of encouragement from that," Doughtie said. "He's got new friends he can write back to if he chooses to and communicate with them, he's really excited about that."

Doughtie says Matthew wrote a thank you letter to every person who responded to his wish.

Anyone who would like to send Matthew a hopeful, holiday letter can do so at the following address:

Matthew C. C/o TCH
P.O. Box 10
Spring Hill, TN 37174

For additional information call TCH Campus Director Mike Yuhas at 931-486-2274.