Touching Resignation Letter (+4 Samples)

This blog post will show you how to write a touching resignation letter. It also has four such sample letters for your reference.

Writing a Touching Resignation Letter

You need to keep the following points in mind if you want to write a touching resignation letter:

  • Besides mentioning all important information, you need to maintain a polite tone
  • After writing about your intent to resign, provide a brief explanation
  • Show consideration by writing your plan to complete pending projects
  • Express your gratitude and appreciation
  • Use specific instances to express it genuinely
  • Offer your assistance with the transition
  • End the letter on a positive note

Sample 1: Touching Resignation Letter

“Tiffany Swenson

Administrative coordinator

December 15, 2021

Dear Brett,

I’m writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from my role at the University of Urbandale. My last day is December 31, 2021.

I’d like to thank you for the all the mentorship and guidance you’ve given me during my time here. I feel like I was really able to grow as a professional and as a person in this position. While it saddens me to go, I’m happy to know that I’ve gained lifelong friends from my role. The team here is really remarkable, and I’m sad to leave such an incredible group of people.

I plan to turn in my university computer, my office key and my speaker before leaving on the 31st. I have already called the financial services office about canceling my purchasing card and am transferring recurring charges to Makenna’s card number.

I plan to come back and visit as much as I can. It truly has been a pleasure working with everyone. Please keep in touch.

Thank you again for the opportunity,


Sample 2: Touching Resignation Letter

“Tripp Meter

28 Nichols Street

Alamo, TX 76192

October 12, 2021

Tilda White

ABC School

983 Green Ave.

Ft. Worth, TX 76101

Dear Ms. White,

Please accept this letter of resignation from ABC School as a sixth-grade history teacher. My last day of employment will be October 29, 2021.

Thank you so much for five excellent years at your school. I have worked alongside some wonderful colleagues, and have had so many opportunities to grow and develop in my career field.

I will never forget my time at ABC School. Please let me know if you need any assistance with the transition.

All the best,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Tripp Meter”

Sample 3: Touching Resignation Letter

“Subject: Kaleel Humberton—Resignation

Dear Mr. Smith,

I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position as communications director for ABC Company. My last day of employment will be November 5, 2021.

Thank you for the support that you have provided me during the last several years. I truly appreciated the opportunity to advance from assistant to manager to the director, along with the chance to hone my marketing and PR skills. I have enjoyed my tenure with the company.

If I can be of any assistance during this transition, please let me know. I would be glad to help however I can.


Kaleel Humberton”

Sample 4: Touching Resignation Letter

“Annalyse Kilgore

Customer service representative

December 24, 2021

Dear Tina,

I’m writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Happy Dogs Dog Care Center. My last day is January 7, 2022.

I wanted to personally thank you for hiring me for this role. Working here over the last five years has been one of the happiest times of my life. I’m excited about the next chapter in my career, but I can already say I’ll miss everyone here very much, especially the customers. I’m very grateful for the relationships I’ve built over the last few years.

Please let me know what details you need from me to formalize my departure. I plan to return my uniform and building key.

Again, thank you so much for the opportunity. I look forward to hearing about all the incredible things you do next.

Thank you again for the opportunity,


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Frequently Asked Questions (Touching Resignation Letter)

How do I professionally resign immediately?

To resign immediately, you need to inform and explain why you have to leave at such short notice. This is only possible if your employment contract allows for this. Otherwise, you may have to find a way to compensate for the inconvenience monetarily or with other resources.

How do I resign for a month?

If you hand in your resignation, you are choosing to leave the job. If you only want a month’s period of a break after which you’d like to return, you need to apply for leave. Once you resign, you cannot come back unless invited by your employer.

Should I talk to my boss before resigning?

You may talk to your employers if you feel like it but you are not compelled to. Talking to them may prevent damage to your professional relationship but at the same time, it’s a personal decision.