Joe Biden note to boy: A 7-year-old boy got a letter back from Vice President Joe Biden, who agreed that using “chocolate bullets” would improve U.S. safety.
Virginia Flynn, the head of the Downtown Montessori Academy in Milwaukee, Wisc., said second-grade students sent Biden a letter their ideas to make the nation safer. One boy wrote that chocolate bullets would be a good option.
“Everybody was impressed. You should have seen everybody. Their faces were just wide-eyed,” she told the Winona Daily News in reference to the letter back. “The fact that it was handwritten made it really special,” she continued.
Myles, the student, told Biden: “If we have chocolate bullets, nobody would be hurt and nobody would be sad,” reported WISN.com, citing reading teacher Barbara Rankin.
Biden responded some time later in a note dated in late April.
“Dear Myles, I’m 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, Joe Biden,” reads the handwritten note.
Rankin said students and teachers alike were beaming over the note.
“I fully expected a form letter … and we get this handwritten note from Vice President Biden,” she told The Associated Press. “It was phenomenal.”
Biden’s office confirmed that the vice president sent the letter to the boy.