The last couple of months must’ve been difficult for the Caruana Galizia family. Tomorrow marks the three-month anniversary since their mother, famed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was murdered in a car bomb, but remnants of the whole episode still ring clear among all of Malta. This weekend, another reminder arrived… this time in the form of an unexpected, heartwarming message from a postman.
Andrew, one of Daphne’s three sons, shared a photo on Sunday of a letter addressed to him. On it, the postman had written a personalised message to the Caruana Galizia sons. “Your mother is a heroine. We need more like her. Your postman,” the message read in clear blue ink.
In the Facebook post sharing the photo, Andrew followed the whole thing up with a cold, “When your postman has more integrity than the political leadership of your country.”
In just over 12 hours, the Facebook post was shared over 100 times.
While many people echoed the message’s thoughts, others took the time to thank the anonymous postman for his courage and grace. “I am now on Team Postman,” one person declared, while another person hoped he wouldn’t get fired for writing the message.
“The very fact that people have thoughts like yours shows that we are not living in a normal country, but rather some kind of autocratic, populist hybrid mess,” Daphne’s other son Matthew told people on his own Facebook profile.