Note: All punctuation and capitalization are typed up as it appears in the game, when you choose to read it in text-form.
You're the adult while I'm gone. Take care of your brother, he's looking to you for protection now. I won't be gone for more than a few days to gather food and supplies. If for some reason I haven't returned after a week, take your brother and head to the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone.
Don't open the door to anyone but me. Save your bullets. If you have to leave, stay low and move quickly. Use your size to your advantage.
I'll see you soon.
- The displayed text of this note contains a typo. In the fourth sentence of the second paragraph, the message states, "Use your size to you advantage."
- If the player looks closely at the note before picking it up, they can see that the artifact does not match the image seen when viewed from Joel's inventory. Instead the artifact appears to be the Survivors Note.