A young girl was overcome with emotion after receiving a personalized letter from former President Barack Obama.
In the viral video, which as of press time has more than 18K likes and more than 2M views, the young girl named Journey is seen excitedly opening a package filled with signed photos, worksheets and a personalized letter addressed directly to her from President Obama. The letter was in response to one she wrote him earlier which she tearfully revealed saying, “I didn’t think he was gonna write back.”
Her father, Colby Tyner, who is part of our Radio One family, shared the video on his Facebook page:
“Right before the election my daughter sent this picture and a letter to Barack Obama telling him about the day she met him and her concerns about the future,” Tyner wrote. “Today she received a response. In light of how disappointed many are about the uncertainty of our country’s current situation I promise this video will make you feel better. #thanksobama“
In the video, she reads some of the letter aloud. The former president wrote to her:
Thank you for writing. Young people like you will play an important role in charting our country’s course and I’m glad you took the time to reach out. One election does not change who we are as people, but our future will be shaped by your generation’s ideas and willingness to dream big. I encourage you to get involved in causes you care about because you have the ability to make a real and lasting difference. Don’t ever forget that ours is a nation where, with hard work, all things are possible.”
Can we just go back in time to the days when this type of man was our president?
Check out the adorable video below.