A third grader channeling Michelle Obama for a class project received a memorable surprise on Wednesday. After her mom, Audrey Dow, tweeted a picture of her daughter standing in front of a poster featuring Obama’s name, the former first lady herself responded to the tweet.
Dow shared a picture of her daughter, Alexandra, on Twitter, explaining that she was inspired by Obama’s efforts to motivate kids to go to college. The 9-year-old also loves that Obama looks like her, Dow added.
Today my 9 year old was @MichelleObama for her 3rd grade Open House project. She was inspired by her work to make sure more kids go to college & #ReachHigher . She loves that Mrs Obama is brown & has hair like hers #ISawMyself
— Audrey Dow (@ADCollegeOpp) January 29, 2018
Alexandra's poster featured photos of Obama at different stages of her life, including one of the former first lady at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The adorable 9-year-old struck a similar pose to Obama's at the Convention in a blue dress.
Clearly, Alexandra made Obama's day.
The former first lady responded to Dow's tweet giving the 9-year-old an "A+."
This just made my day. I may not be a 3rd grade teacher, but this gets an A+ in my book! https://t.co/wBTzbyG8zr
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 31, 2018
Dow responded to the former first lady, tweeting that her daughter was "over the moon."
Alexandra is beyond over the moon that u would take the time to reply to her! She can't wait to tell her classmates tomorrow. Thank u 4 inspiring her & 4 knowing how much a reply would mean. She got so teary eyed at dinner when we showed her your tweet. She makes us all proud!
— Audrey Dow (@ADCollegeOpp) February 1, 2018
We're over the moon for you, Alexandra! This is why representation matters.