The media is ablaze over President Obama's re-election and Mitt Romney's defeat. To many, the triumph was palpable. Reading this letter addressed to the President from young Sophia Bailey Klugh is guaranteed to make you swoon.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the ten-year-old girl who has two dads wrote to ask the President a very important question:
"I am so glad that you agree two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it's gross and weird, but it really hurts my heart and feelings.... If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?"
Though some questioned the authenticity of the letter (as it came on personal—not White House—stationery), apparently insiders corroborated. Here was the Prez's heartwarming response:
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.
In America, no two families look the same. 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.
Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.
Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I'm honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.
Such tolerance and compassion is refreshing compared to the blatant homophobia and gender inequality frequently espoused during the Republican candidate's campaign. In Canada, we kinda dig diversity. Oh, and health care, too.
Are you as relieved as young Sophia and these 90 people that Obama will remain in office for another term?