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South Florida girl, 9, pens letter to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Mother hopes social media blitz catches attention of president-elect, vice president-elect
Sydney Carlo with letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Posted at 3:27 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:03:54-05

COOPER CITY, Fla. — A South Florida mother is hoping a social media blitz will help President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris see her daughter's letter to them.

Sydney Carlo, who lives in Cooper City, wrote the letter Saturday after learning that Biden and Harris were the projected winners of the election.

Sydney Carlo's letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

"I cried when I heard you won," the 9-year-old wrote. "I know you both are amazing people and will work hard to bring are our country together. I voted for you in my school's election. Just like you two, I want to grow up and help my country. America is a great country but you made it a lot better."

Her mother, Samantha Carlo, said her daughter showed that dedication by keeping up with the presidential election.

"Sydney has been following the election, so every morning since Tuesday, Nov. 3, the first thing she's done is walk into my room and say, 'Do we know who won yet?'" Carlo told WPTV.

Sydney said she wanted to share her feelings.

"I just let my heart out and I did what I wanted to say to him, that he's doing a great job and that he's a great person," she said.

Her mother shared the letter on her Instagram page, tagging Biden and Harris. She's hoping it will be shared enough times that the future president and vice president take notice.

Carlo said Harris is an inspiration to women.

"It inspires her, first to see that a female can become vice president and, eventually, president," she said.