She texted her father's number every day for 4 years. This year she got a reply

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An 23-year-old Arkansas woman who lost her dad four years ago. But she sent text messages to his phone number every day texted his phone every day to share updates on her life and was shocked to get a reply last week. 

Chastity Patterson, of Newport, texted her father's old phone number on Thursday, the night before the fourth anniversary of his death. 

"Hey Dad, it's ME. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!" she said.

Daily Mail reports after sending a long post mourning her father's passing and mentioning her triumphs, including graduating college and beating cancer, she got a reply.  

"Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past four years. I look forward to your morning messages and your nightly updates. My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages kept me alive. When you text me, I know it's a message from God."

Read the full message here

Shocked and touched, Chastity shared the post on Facebook on Friday where it racked up over 286,000 shares. 

She captioned her post: "I text my dad everyday to let him know how my day goes, for the past Four years! Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest!"