A 5-year-old has some suggestions for how to solve a couple of global issues, and the leader of the free world has responded.
Last week, Yasmeen, self described as “5 almost 6 years old,” took to writing a handwritten letter to President Obama advocating for world peace and marriage equality.
— Dr Z (@DrFahmida) May 22, 2015
“Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting. Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want. Thank you," her message read.
On Friday, Yasmeen’s aunt tweeted a photo of the note to the POTUS Twitter handle, and that same day, the President replied.
“Tell your niece I really like her letter. Couldn't agree more!” his tweet read.
.@DrFahmida tell your niece I really like her letter. Couldn't agree more!
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 22, 2015
After launching his first Twitter account six years into his presidency, President Obama broke the Guinness world record on May 18 for the “fasted time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.” As of Tuesday, he has racked up 2.44 million followers. However, he has just seven published tweets -- among them, his encouraging reply to Yasmeen.
This just goes to show, “please” and “thank you” still go a very long way.