READ: Ripped-up Christmas card put back together to reveal heartbreaking message

When this man pieced together a stranger’s torn up Christmas card, he uncovered a heartbreaking message

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Many people would have walked away from a torn-up Christmas card, paying it little to no attention.

However, when Reddit’s burritobattlefield spotted the scraps on his train, his curiosity got the better of him.

He pieced the card carefully back together, discovering that it read simply: "Have a happy Christmas”

But there was a thought-provoking postscript which had been added to the end.

Check it out:

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The message reads in full: “PS. Stop drinking, get help from someone.

“Bad things happen to good people sometimes, but how you react to these things is what defines you.

"You always have a choice, there are better things ahead for you but it's in your hands, it's your responsibility."

The emotional message has captured the imagination of thousands of people, quickly going viral and attracting countless comments.

One person wrote: "It could be a mother to her son. Maybe the son started drinking. Got addicted. Couldn't stop drinking. Lost his job. Lost his wife. Etc. This could be anything.

"Of course, the heart-breaking part is that the card is torn up. Clearly not a message they wanted to hear."

Another commented: "It could be someone trying to get a friend help, only to be brutally rejected. It could be someone confused as to how to even begin trying to get their friend help.

“It could be so many different things, and the only ones who will ever know are the writer and the receiver, if any."

And one more added emotionally: “Thank you random person for posting this. I feel like lately in my life that my wheels keep on spinning but I'm not going anywhere.

“This hits a little too close to home.”

We hope that the card’s recipient found the inner strength they needed to follow the writer’s advice.

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