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(INDIALANTIC, Fla.) — A Florida beachgoer is sharing an emotional letter he said he found washed ashore in a bottle.

The letter appears to have been written by a child, and is directed to his best friend, who died, Steve Mershon said.

The letter consists of the following:

““Dear Daniel, I’m relly [sic] sorry that you pass away,” the letter reads, according to Mershon, “and if you were alive Me and you would be playing football, soccer and basketball and be playing with Mattew [sic] and Oscar and Brandon. I am in the fifth grade and you were my best freind [sic] and our favorite song was Austin Moon and I hope you fun with Jesus. From your best freind [sic]: Jonothon Torres.”

Mershon, who lives along the Florida coast in Indialantic, less than two hours southeast of Orlando, is hoping to find the writer.

“Bless his little heart,” Mershon, who has not responded to ABC News’ requests for comment, wrote on Facebook. “I’d love to find him and let him know Daniel is having fun with Jesus. Perhaps with enough shares, he can get this message.”

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