Since his first day in office, the President has made a point to read 10 letters a day from Americans across the country — ones of disappointment, concern, joy, optimism, of courage in the face of extraordinary challenges, and most importantly, of hope. To him, these letters are “acts of hope” and, as he’s said often, it’s letter writers like you who keep him going. Eight years later, your stories are what allow him to believe that change is not only possible, but is worth fighting for no matter the political cost or consequence.
So thank you Karen, for sharing this memory. As the President, and all of us here at the White House, take our final walk out of this building, it’s people like you that we will remember most.