President Obama responded via Twitter to a 5-year-old who wrote him a letter

By Drew Mackie
May 28, 2015 01:40 AM
Courtesy Dr Fahmida

One 5-year-old just got bragging rights in her classroom: A letter she wrote to President Obama got a response.

The letter was written by a child named Yasmeen and reads in part, “I am 5, almost 6 years old. Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting. Please give a speech to tell everyone that can marry who they want. Thank you.”

Yasmeen’s aunt photographed the letter and posted it on Twitter, tagging the President’s new account in it and writing, “Out of the mouths of babes!”

That same day, Obama, 53, responded, saying, “Tell your niece I really like her letter. Couldn’t agree more!”

The original post has since been re-Tweeted more than 4,000 times, and while it has received its share of objectors – and no, not to the “end war” portion – Yasmeen’s aunt stands behind its innocent message.

You have to hand it to Yasmeen – “Stop war, instead have a meeting” sounds like a good plan.