Monday, November 12, 2012

A 10 year old girl with two dads writes President Obama... and His Response!

This is a really sweet story, and the best thing of all is knowing this is the man we just elected to be our President for another four years!

Here's the letter Sophia sent to Barack Obama:

images from the post at Perez Hilton's blog

It reads:

Dear Barack Obama,
It's Sophia..., your friend who invited you to dinner.  You don't remember okay that's fine.  But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other.  But at school kids think that it's gross and weird but it really hurts my heart and feelings.  So I come to you because you are my hero.  If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other, and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?
Please respond!
I just wanted to say you really inspire me, and I hope you win on being the president.  You would totally make the world a better place.
(heart) Your friend Sophia.  P.S. Please tell your daughters Hi for me!

And here's President Obama's response.

It reads:

Dear Sophia,
Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family.  Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.
In America, no two families look the same.  We celebrate this diversity.  And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another.  You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you.  They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.
Our differences unite us.  You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are.  A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you.  Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.
Thanks again for taking the time to write to me.  I'm honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion.  I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.
(signed) Barack Obama

My thanks to Rob Jost for sharing this recently - it's awesome!



Sarah-Ann B. said...

Wow! Both of these letters are absolutely amazing. I'm so glad that the president's office actually took the time to write back to Sophia!

Tim Palin said...

So sweet...on both parts.

Anonymous said...

This was just ADORABLE. I tip my metaphorical hat to both of them. (Sadly I do not own a snazzy fedora to actually be able to pull of said action.)