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Twitter, airline step up to help cousin deliver card to Newtown funeral

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(Photo: Twitter @VDog) (Photo: Twitter @VDog)

NEWTOWN, Conn. – Noah Pozner's mother wanted to bury her son, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook tragedy, with handwritten notes from his family members when he was laid to rest Monday - but one card almost didn't make it.

Local family members were able to hand over notes easily, but Noah's cousin living in Seattle had one problem – his father had already arrived in Newtown for the funeral when Noah's mother asked the family for notes.

With the U.S. Postal Service closed on Sunday, and FedEx and UPS shipments unable to make it in time, it looked like his hand-drawn card would not be included.

But Noah's aunt Victoria, or "VDog" on Twitter, asked her followers for suggestions on how she could get her son's letter to Newtown in time.

Tweets were sent to two airlines running red-eyes between Seattle and New York, and JetBlue replied that they would like to help.

Flight attendant Craig Myers carried the notes from Seattle to JFK, where they were handed over to a friend of the family.

The note eventually made it to Newtown in time.

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