Read the heartfelt letter Glenn received from a 10-year-old fan UPDATED: Father responds

The father of the 10 year old fan was on GlennBeck.com and saw the outpouring of positive comments and responses to the story. He wrote the below:

Thank you to all of the people who have commented on Gage's letter.  I am his dad and that letter has touched us more than you know.  God was with us in getting it to Glenn.  I have been trying to make sure that it got in his hands for a few months now.  When we found out he was coming to Florence, AL where we live I made sure that we had tickets to see him. 

I told Gage to go to the stage and hand it to Glenn himself.  He did and I knew in my heart that it would touch Glenn.  I never knew that my son's big heart would touch so many people.  He is a great kid who will do whatever is asked of him.  He loves God and wants to do what is right. 

When he saw the story about Victor it really touched him.  We had nightly prayers for Victor and Glenn and the family.  When Glenn said that they had to put Victor down we all teared up.  Gage came to us a few days later and said that he had written something to Glenn and wanted me to get it to him.  I was finally able to make that happen for him.

We also recently got a puppy.  His name is Victor in honor of Glenn's dog.  It's kind of funny that he even looks like Glenn's dog.

Thank you all again for the wonderful comments.  You will never know how much those mean to a parent who is trying to do the right thing.  Thank you all.  I will pass the comments on to Gage.

God bless you all.

Jason

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On radio this morning, Glenn shared the heartfelt letter a young fan handed him on Saturday after a speech at Heritage Christian University in Alabama. With everything going on in the world right now, it always nice to be reminded that goodness still exists.

“I have to share this because I've been carrying it around for the last couple of days,” Glenn said. “On Saturday, I was in Alabama and I was giving a speech at Heritage Christian University. And right before I left the stage, a boy came up to me, and he handed me a letter. And the audience was applauding and stuff. And he shook my hand and I said, ‘What's your name? And he said, ‘Gage.’ And I said, ‘Thank you, Gage.’ And I got on the plane and I opened up the letter and I read it. And I want to share it with you just because I think it just shows how decent and good people are.”

The letter reads:

Dear Mr. Beck,

My name is Gage Fox. I'm ten-years-old and I am in the 4th grade. My family and I watched your show when you said you had to put your dog Victor down. I was watching and my eyes filled with tears. My family didn't see me, but my mom put me to bed, and she shut the door. I waited a minute, and I cried myself to sleep. I pray for you and your dog every night. I haven't told you this, but I am really deep down in my heart sorry for your loss of Victor.

Your biggest fan,

Gage

“And then he drew a picture of Victor and he wrote Victor above it,” Glenn explained. “And then he did a picture of the other dog, and said, ‘I'm sorry, I don't know the name of the girl dog.’ It’s Ella.”

“I don't have an address for him, otherwise, I would have just written his parents and written him and told him. I'm using the loudest and most expensive stamp ever made,” he joked. “I don't have a way to get ahold of him. So if you know the Foxs in Alabama son Gage, tell him how meaningful that is.”

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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