Queen Elizabeth Thanks Little Boy for Puzzle He Made for Her

by - July 14, 2020

Queen Elizabeth Thanks Little Boy for Word Search Puzzle


Queen Elizabeth sent a thank-you letter to a 7-year-old boy who created a word search puzzle especially for her to "cheer her up" during lockdown.

The little boy is named Timothy Madders, hailing from Billericay, Essex, England. He sent the puzzle to the Queen, together with a heartfelt handwritten letter.

Timothy's mother, Jo Madders, said to the BBC: "He wanted to do something to cheer her up and he did it in his neatest handwriting."

Queen Elizabeth Thanks Little Boy for Word Search Puzzle
Timothy Madders's letter to the Queen

Timothy's 'happiness-themed' puzzle and letter

The sweet boy's accompanying letter to the puzzle was written in a simple paper. It reads:


Dear Queen Elizabeth,


You might be feeling sad or lonely during lockdown, so I thought I could make a word search for you to cheer you up.


Love from: Timothy Madders


His mother added: "He picked happiness as a theme because he wanted words that would make people think of happy things as they did it."

Queen Elizabeth Thanks Little Boy for Word Search Puzzle
The happiness-themed word search puzzle that Timothy Madders created for the Queen

Timothy's puzzle was also neatly handwritten and had words such as "smile," "love," "family," and "sunshine" in it.

Queen Elizabeth's heartfelt response

The Queen was quick to respond to Timothy's thoughtfulness. One of Queen Elizabeth's ladies in waiting at the Windsor Castle sent a letter to Timothy, relaying the Queen's appreciation and well wishes.

Part of the letter reads:


The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your kind letter, and for the puzzle you have created especially for Her Majesty.


Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and the Queen hopes that you too are keeping safe and well in the current situation.


See the rest of the letter here:

Queen Elizabeth Thanks Little Boy for Word Search Puzzle
Queen Elizabeth's letter to Timothy

A young boy's selflessness amid a worldwide health crisis

And it seems Queen Elizabeth wasn't the only recipient of Timothy's endearing puzzles.

"He's always thinking about other people," Jo Madders said.

As BBC reported, Timothy wanted to cheer up other people during the lockdown. He asked his mother to make copies of his word search to hand it out to people passing by their street.

His mother added: "He kept saying to me not to send the original to anyone else because that was for the Queen."

It's just so sweet how Timothy is thinking of other people amid the pandemic, and it's even sweeter that he's thinking of his country's leader, who is most certainly in the trenches of the health crisis.

Cheers to Timothy's parents for raising such a thoughtful and empathetic young man!

Images courtesy of Jo Madders/BBC, Bill Ingalls/Wikimedia Commons

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