As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, one little boy found a new activity he wanted to share with Queen Elizabeth.
Timothy Madders from Essex in England put his creative talents to good use and made a happiness-themed wordsearch puzzle for Her Majesty to tackle.
The seven-year-old put his mother in charge of sending his creation to the queen, Harpers Bazaar reports.
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Lucky little Timothy ended up getting a response from one of Queen Elizabeth’s ladies-in-waiting, Philippa de Pass, PEOPLE reports.
“The queen wishes me to write and thank you for your kind letter, and for the puzzle you have created especially for Her Majesty,” Philippa said in a letter to the little boy.
“Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and the queen hopes that you too are keeping safe and well in the current situation," she added. "I am to thank you very much indeed for writing as you did at this time.”
Speaking to the BBC, Timothy said he was thrilled to have received a response from the monarch.
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“The letter was very good and it was very important and made me happy that she liked it. She's probably wanting to keep herself busy,” he said.
“He wanted to do something to cheer the queen up and he did it in his neatest handwriting," Jo Madders, Timothy’s mom, says.
According to Jo, he was very particular about getting the happiness word search to Her Majesty.
"He sent it with a letter saying how she might be feeling sad or lonely because of lockdown. He picked happiness as a theme because he wanted words that would make people think of happy things as they did it."
And the queen’s appreciation of Timothy’s efforts has made one little boy’s lockdown a little more bearable.
Source: Harpers Bazaar, PEOPLE, BBC