On Memorial Day, 7-year-old boy Mason and his family drove off to the Wilmington National Cemetery. In an incredible show of respect, the family was there to place American flags at the graves of fallen soldiers.
Suddenly, Mason ran away from his mom, Sarah. Sensing that something was wrong, she rushed around to find her son — but it wasn’t long before she saw him sitting at a soldier’s grave. Mason seemed to be totally in awe.
The name on the tombstone was Sergeant TJ Butler, and Sarah could tell Mason felt a special connection to the soldier buried there.
“Mason had a lot of questions,” Sarah stated. “He wanted to know if he had a son and a family, and wanted to know more about him.”
Mason and Sarah kept going back to the cemetery to visit Sgt. Butler’s grave. The little boy drew a picture and wrote a heart-warming note for the soldier. He even placed the paper in a plastic bag so it wouldn’t be messed up.
And what do you know… Sergeant Butler’s mom, who frequently visits his grave, eventually found Mason’s letter sitting on his tombstone.
Watch the amazing video below to see the incredible interaction that was about to take place.