Obama writes back to kid teased at school for having 2 dads
A ten-year-old girl from California who looked to Barack Obama for guidance when she was teased about having two dads, got some personal advice straight from the Oval Office, it has been revealed.
Sophia Bailey Klugh wrote to the President about the teasing she suffered because she has two dads - and he wrote her back.
"You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you," the New York Daily News quoted him as writing.
"They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.
"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.
Klugh had previously written to Obama to invite him for dinner, but she had more weighty concerns on her mind in her second missive.
"Dear Barack Obama," she said.
"It's Sophia Bailey Klugh your friend who invited you to dinner. 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," she wrote.
She went on to ask for his advice about how to respond to kids at school who think her fathers' relationship is "gross and weird."
"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?" she wrote.
She concluded by saying that she hopes Obama "win(s) on being the President" and asked him to say hello to his two daughters. She also drew a photo of her two fathers kissing with the word "love" between them.
In an Oct. 28 Facebook post about the letter, her father Jonathan Bailey said her note to the President was "totally unprompted."
One week later, Bailey had an update: "He wrote back! Thank you Barack Obama - you have made one 10-year-old feel mighty special (and her two dads too)."
Obama also apologised for not being able to make it to dinner at her place.
"I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello," he added.