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.
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,
“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.”