Text falls apart in animation

I created a letter, extruded it and converted it to a mesh
Setup a flat plane below it
Setup soft body physics
Applied Collision to plane
Animated it and when the text falls onto the flat plane the text falls apart
Why? What can I do to keep the text together?

That’s because when you convert text to a mesh object, each letter is still made up of a number of separate meshes… the front, the back, and the sides (the part joining the front and back).

So, to remedy this, select the text, go into Edit mode, select all vertices, and from the menu: Vertices > Merge Vertices > By Distance.

That should do the trick.

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