Richard Walker's Girlfriend's Notes To Help His Seasonal Depression Are So Unbelievably Heartwarming
If you've experienced seasonal depression, you probably know it can make certain days trickier than others. On July 15, Richard Walker, 28, took to Twitter to share how his girlfriend Sasha puts a smile on his face when he's experiencing difficult times. Richard Walker's girlfriend's notes to help his seasonal depression are pretty much the most heart warming things you'll see all day.
Richard and Sasha have been in a long-distance relationship for a year. He lives in Raleigh, North Caroline, while she lives in Kingston, Jamaica. When Sasha couldn't physically be there for her boyfriend, she found a genius way to stay in touch.
"My gf knows that I suffer from seasonal depression, and in order to help me with it she left me random messages in my apartment to make my smile," Richard explained on Twitter. "It's been a week since she left and I'm still finding them the most obscure places. A thread."
The first one he found was waiting for him as soon as he got home. "HI BABY," it read. "Super big kiss. Go pee and go to the gym. I love you." (Warning: Major cuteness ahead. I dare you to make it through Richard and Sasha's story without grinning.)
Then he found one on the toilet that simply said, "I love when you poop."
Then a more NSFW one when he got in the shower.
She even left a special good-night note that she made him save and read before he went to sleep. "Sweet dreams my baby," it wrote. "I love you. You're amazing. You're the best boyfriend, person, best friend a girl could ever have."
When he woke up the next day, she had another note that she had instructed him to open just then. Inside, she had written, "Smile every day because someone loves you!! Happy Thursday!!!"
And it doesn't end there! There was another note as soon as he opened his blinds.
And another when he opened his fridge.
Even one on his spice cabinet!
A simple one on his baskets.
Finally, almost a week after he left, he found one last note in his laundry room: "One day we'll live together. When I think of that it makes me happy. :)"
"The notes made me feel a myriad of emotions, but mostly joy and appreciation," Richard tells Elite Daily. "Some of them made me laugh, like the poop one, the eggs one, and the eggplant one. The light kills darkness, and the bedtime notes made tear up because I felt loved. And the washing machine made me optimistic and inspired for the future, especially with her."
With thousands of likes, retweets, and replies, the thread obviously struck accord with Twitter users. "I was shocked when I saw the huge response. I initially posted it for our friends to see how silly she is, and why I love her," Richard says of his reaction to going viral. "Then a few hours later I saw that it was picking up traction within #JamaicanTwitter. I was really shocked when I woke up to messages from some of my friends who live in the US and friends who were the the UK telling me that the tweet is going viral."
"Sasha and I have been receiving statements of love, blessings, good luck, similar stories, and proposal demands since," he continues with a laugh. "I'm appreciative for the responses, and I'm glad we are able to shed some light, or potentially help others who also struggle with mental health. We're hoping that this message will be used for positivity, especially during trying and disheartening times that we're accustomed to seeing daily."
If you or someone you know is seeking help for mental health concerns, visit the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) website, or call 1-800-950-NAMI(6264). For confidential treatment referrals, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website, or call the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357). In an emergency, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or call 911.