A 7-year-old boy just received a personalized letter from Queen Elizabeth after sending a creative gift to the 94-year-old monarch.
Meet Timothy Madders, a young boy who lives in Essex, England. During lockdown, he created a “happiness word search” that contained hidden phrases like “smile,” “sunshine” and “family.” In an attempt to brighten her day, Madders mailed a copy to the queen, along with a note that read:
“Dear Queen Elizabeth, you might be feeling sad or lonely during lockdown, so I thought I could make a word search for you to cheer you up. Love from Timothy Madders.”
A few weeks later, Madders received a special letter from Philippa de Pass, one of the queen’s ladies in waiting. “The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your kind letter, and for the puzzle you have created especially for Her Majesty,” she wrote, according to Hello! magazine.