Watch Little Miss Flint's Adorable Meeting With President Obama
Eight-year-old Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny just won all of our hearts with her adorable meeting with President Barack Obama.
The activist also known as "Little Miss Flint" personally invited the President to Flint, Mich., to discuss the water crisis. A photo of the two meeting instantly went viral.
And now we have a video of their encounter.
"When something like this happens, a young girl shouldn't have to go to Washington to be heard. I thought her President should come to Flint to meet with her." —President Obama on 8-year-old Mari Copeny. Mari, AKA "Little Miss Flint", wrote to the President about how she's working to bring attention to the public health crisis in her community, and yesterday she met the President in Michigan.
Their meeting couldn't be any more heartwarming. Read Mari's letter inviting the President to Flint and explaining why she'd like him to visit:
Hello my name is Mari Copeny and I'm 8 years old, I live in Flint, Michigan and I’m more commonly known around town as “Little Miss Flint”. I am one of the children that is effected by this water, and I’ve been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here in Flint. This Thursday I will be riding a bus to Washington, D.C. to watch the congressional hearings of our Governor Rick Snyder. I know this is probably an odd request but I would love for a chance to meet you or your wife. My mom said chances are you will be too busy with more important things, but there is a lot of people coming on these buses and even just a meeting from you or your wife would really lift people’s spirits. Thank you for all that do for our country. I look forward to being able to come to Washington and to be able to see Gov. Snyder in person and to be able to be in the city where you live.
Thank You Mari Copeny
And his inspiring response below:
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