Alex Dunphy (Ariel Winter) received a very sweet letter from her deceased Grandmother in the Modern Family season 4 finale. Inside, we have the full text for you. It’s definitely worth a re-read.


Alex: My Grandmother and I had a very special bond. This may not make sense to everyone. But I’m pretty sure she would have loved it.


Alex Voiceover, reading the letter: This is a lighter. It belonged to my favorite actor, Paul Newman. One day he came into the restaurant where I was waitressing and accidentally left it behind For the first time in my life, I did something I wasn’t supposed to and slipped it into my pocket. One of the customers saw, and said “don’t worry, you’re secret’s safe with me.” That customer turned out to be the love of my life, your Grandfather. So, my Alex, who I love so dearly, and who is probably too much like me for her own good. Every once in a while, don’t be afraid to break the rules. You never know what can happen.

Modern Family Season 4 Finale 2013 “Goodnight, Gracie”