10-year-old girl delivers uplifting notes to her neighborhood


WESLACO, Texas (KVEO) — A 10-year-old girl is uplifting her neighborhood with messages to get through these uncertain times.

It is a special note that has become the talk of the Las Brisas subdivision in Weslaco, Texas.

“I have not gotten mine yet. I’m waiting for it anxiously like everybody else who hasn’t gotten one,” said Rosa Balandran after looking inside her mailbox.

With a marker and paper in hand, Melanie Chavez has dedicated the last few weeks to spreading love in her community.

“We would see health care providers that live in our neighborhood that would receive it,” she explained about posts her neighbors made on her neighborhood social media group page. “They were just so happy to receive it and it made their day.”

These notes are written with uplifting messages like “The sun will come out tomorrow.”

“It’s the thought that matters,” said the 10-year-old as she doodled on a note.

“People are so alone right now and I feel like they don’t have a voice, but I just want to make them happy, so I made these cards,” said Chavez.

Since starting, she has delivered 300 notes and says she doesn’t plan on stopping soon.

“She should be finished with our subdivision by this week and then she’ll start making the ones for family friends and for other people that are asking for those letters from other places,” said Jennifer Chavez, Melanie’s mother.

Melanie adds these cards are also a way of saying thanks and showing support for her community.

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