Did any of you out there in Bettyland write a letter to the President or Vice President when you were in elementary school? I’m pretty sure I must have at some point—or at the very least one of my home state’s senators—but I am POSITIVE that no one in my class wrote a letter as awesome as this kid’s. Why? Because the seven-year-olds missive prompted the best response in epistolary history from our nation’s second in command.
A couple of months ago, a second grader at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Downtown Montessori Academy wrote a letter to VP Joe Biden with the BEST IDEA EVER for making the world a safer place: If guns shot chocolate instead of bullets, no one would get hurt. 1) This is ADORABLE. And 2) Even better, Biden wrote the boy back—and HIS letter is adorable, too! The letter itself is pictured above, but for those of you having trouble deciphering the VP’s scrawl, here’s what it says:
I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.
You are a good boy.
You know what? People DO love chocolate. Pack it up, everyone—problem solved!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.