If you’re Alex Myteberi, meeting the president is only a special letter away.
The 6-year-old Scarsdale, NY, boy and his family recently traveled to the White House to meet President Obama after Alex mailed a letter to the president that went viral on social media.
In the letter, Alex asked the president to bring to the United States a young Syrian boy named Omran who was photographed in the aftermath of an airstrike.
Alex wrote that his family would adopt Omran and that he would teach him to ride a bike.
The president read part of the letter during a United Nations summit on the refugee crisis.
“I liked your letter so much that I ended up reading it to everybody,” Obama told a beaming Alex during their meeting.
Alex’s mother, Valbona Myteberi, told The Washington Post that the family left the White House with a letter that Obama wrote to Alex. The president expressed confidence that if more people were like Alex, the world would be a better place.
At the end of the note, the president added a handwritten line: “I’m very proud of you!”