GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – When 10-year-old Anson Graft sent his friend Flat Stanley to Washington, little did he know the President of the United States would thank him personally.
But that’s what happened.
Graft came home one day to find a first class letter from none other than President Trump at his front door. Trump had received the paper cut-out “Flat Stanley,” which Graft had colored (polka dot tie included) as a part of his school project.
In the letter, Trump was pleased to report that Stanley received an official visitor’s badge, caught a movie in the White House Family Theater and bowled a round at the Truman Bowling Alley.
But it wasn’t all fun and games. Flat Stanley walked away with some knowledge, too.
“He learned about the Executive Branch, the history of the American Presidency and the families who have called the White House home.”
Trump touted Flat Stanley’s manners too, saying he was “respectful and a good listener.”
The president was also impressed with Graft’s thoughtfulness, saying “Your decision to send Flat Stanley to Washington shows that you understand the importance of being active in the life of our great Nation. It is my hope that this journey to our Nation’s Capital will inspire you and your friends at home to continue learning more about our history and system of government.”
Other highlights of the letter include the President’s reminder to young Anson that “in this country anything is possible and there is no limit to our dreams. We each have the right to stand up, make our voice heard, and challenge our government leaders so they better serve the people.”
Trump also encouraged Graft to get involved, make a difference, think big and dream even bigger.
Anson’s mother Melanie said the letter made her son’s day.
And the fourth grader now has his heart set on adventure of his own.
“I want to meet Donald Trump in-person.”