This is pretty awesome.
Sophia Bailey-Klugh has been sending letters to the president routinely. Her first such letter invited Obama to dinner, but she received no reply.Sophia, the daughter of two gay men, wrote a letter to the President thanking him for supporting her parents. The letter was so good one of her Dads posted it on Facebook.
But when the young San Diegan sent him a letter thanking him for his stance on gay marriage, she received a speedy reply from Obama himself, CNN reported.
"Dear Barack Obama," she wrote. "It's Sophia Bailey Klugh, your friend who invited you to dinner. If 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."The letter was not prompted in any way by her parents.
Sophia then talked about how students at her school call her fathers’ relationship "gross and weird," and she asked the president for his advice.
"It really hurts my heart and feelings, so I come to you because you are my hero," she wrote.
President Obama wrote Sophia back on November 1, 2012, a few days before the election, when presumably, he had a few other things on his mind:
"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," Obama wrote in his reply.The President also apologized that he hadn't been able to make it for dinner.
"In America, no two families look the same," he continued. "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."
In response to her request for advice, Obama wrote, "A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you."
Sometimes the most profound consequences of an election are the least noticeable. This child's whole emotional future may be a far brighter place simply because this President was there to reassure her that, yes, her family was just fine. We have come a long way.
"I hope you win on being the president. You would totally make the world a better place," she ended the letter.For Sophia, it already is.