Every night before he goes to sleep, the President of the United States, Barack Obama  reads 10 letters from the pile of 20,000 sent to him by Americans every day. Sometimes, he writes back. He’s even, on occasion, included a check.

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Obama isn’t the only president with a tendency to take on pen pals. During Ronald Reagan’s time in the White House, he developed a close writing relationship with 6-year-old Rudy Hines, a Washington D.C. elementary student. What started as a kind of an educational stunt turned into an incredible friendship.

Have you ever written a letter to the President? Or a celebrity…and did you receive a personal response?


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