Child's Thanksgiving letter to parents found in West Ashley parking lot

VIDEO: Child's Thanksgiving letter to parents found in West Ashley parking lot
Published: Nov. 25, 2015 at 11:00 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM EST
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WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) - One family may be missing their child's special Thanksgiving letter this holiday, but a Lowcountry couple hopes to return it to its rightful owner.

Bill Honeycutt happened upon the letter in the parking lot behind the Windermere Road Earth Fare shopping center.

Honeycutt said he picked up the letter, signed Jacob, next to his car.

"I saw in this letter, a little boy that loved his parents so much," Honeycutt said. "I knew two things. One, he wanted his parents to have it, and two, there were two parents that were probably just distraught without having that letter."

Honeycutt took the letter home to his wife, who was also touched.

"I just read it, and my heart just broke," Sandy Honeycutt said. "I thought about as a mother, how I would feel receiving a note like this."

The couple guessed the letter fell out of a backpack leaving a neighboring school or maybe the local library. She says she hates to have this note separated from this family.

"I just felt like this has got to get back to Jacob and his mom and dad," Sandy Honeycutt.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, she said the child's letter is a reminder of good things in life.

"So many times, we focus on the negative things going on in the world right now," she said. "But love between mothers and fathers and families and their children is just beautiful."

Honeycutt echoed his wife on the importance of such mementos, and why the couple is reaching out in hopes of finding the owner.

"Children have no idea the type of impact it has, the type of feeling it gives parents, the love that we receive from receiving such a beautiful note from a child," Honeycutt said.

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