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Viral Video: Young Girl Gets Emotional Over Letter From Obama

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viral obama letter little girlA little girl got the surprise of a lifetime, when she received a letter that was sent to her from Barack Obama himself!

Journey Tyner, described as a “budding young activist’ by HelloBeautiful, sent Obama a letter while he was still in office,

After not hearing anything back for a time, she began to fear that she wouldn’t receive a reply. Then one day, she came home to a package from the former president that contained a personalized letter, signed photos, and worksheets- all just for her. Journey was overcome with emotion as she opened her package and read her letter aloud. Her dad, Colby Tyner, was there to record the moment and posted the video to Facebook, along with a heartfelt caption, according to HelloBeautiful:

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. 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 his letter to Journey, Obama tells her that she’s part of a very important generation and to not forget that she can be an agent of change. He encourages her to continue being active about things she’s passionate about and to work hard, among other kind and encouraging words.

Read his letter to her below and watch Journey’s reaction, that currently has over 2,596,974 Views

Dear Journey,

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.

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