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A miracle on Pioneer Drive

Joy delivered to Lockport boy and his "Nonnie"
Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 24, 2018

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's a miracle on Pioneer Drive in North Tonawanda this holiday season.

"I was very surprised, I was tearful," Natalie Leaver-- better known as "Nonnie"-- said. Surprised and tearful all over a handwritten letter sent by her 7-year-old grandson, Chase Leaver.

The envelope simple--no return address, just "Nonnie" and her house number. On the top right corner, an American Flag "stamp," carefully drawn with magic marker.

"He had put it in his mailbox at his house in Lockport...and I said it didn't come in the mail yet," Nonnie said. For Chase, sending the letter and asking his Nonnie if she recieved the special note was just another typical day for him.

"He just loves to run outside for school in the morning and just sticks letters in the mail," Chase's parents, Joe and Traci Leaver, added.

Two weeks ago--Chase signed and sealed this particular letter, dropped it in his mailbox and didn't look back.

"The mailman said the other day, 'I have a couple letters...what should I do with them?' And I said, 'You can take them see what happens.' And apparently made it to Nonnie's," Traci Leaver said.

Nonnie added: "When I went out to the mailbox, it was right in with all my bills and the junk mail we got and I was like oh my goodness, here it is."

The Post Office telling us, they aren't sure how the letter got to Nonnie's either. Usually letters without postage are returned to the sender. The only possible explanation USPS could give is that it's "some kind of a Christmas miracle."

"We're very thankful to the Postal Service, to those that hand delivered our special delivery," Nonnie said. She added, "This holds a special place in my heart and it's going in my treasure box."