Guy Shares Touching Handwritten Letter Sent By His Mom When He Was In His 1st Year At IIM

In the days when distance meant more than a click, mothers poured their hearts into handwritten letters, carefully sealing sentiments within the folds of paper. As young people headed off to study in far-off cities, sons and daughters began their college adventures, these letters became vessels of love, carrying the warmth of home.

A guy named Srikrishna Swaminathan, an ex-student of the Indian Institute of Management, took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a handwritten letter sent from his mother in 2007 when he was in his first year.

The letter was written in Tamil and it read, “Call home, study, don’t waste time, think of Bhagawan, and Wednesday is Gayathri Japam. Appa is fine. Love, Amma.”

Here’s a look at Srikrishna’s post:

This might seem like a simple letter. But when a young adult is staying away from home, separately from their family and community, a few handwritten words from their loved ones feel like a warm hug on a winter morning. They symbolise an innate desire to stay connected and bridge the gap between two people, however long the distance between them might be.

This post warmed the hearts of several people online who shared similar experiences of receiving letters from their mothers after they left for college. Here’s a look at some of the responses:

A mother’s love is indeed beyond everything else in this world. 🙂

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