'You are pretty like a horse:' Four-year-old's love letter wins hearts online

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Ahh, young love. When your heart is all aflutter, and saying "I love you" is as simple as letting the one you adore watch you play with robots.

A letter from four-year-old Bennet has found its place in Internet stardom this week, as his letter was shared shared on Reddit and was quickly shared on social media and via news outlets around the world. Bennet dictated the letter, which his mother Jennifer Skinner typed for him, as a means of inviting over his friend Baily, also age 4.

The note, in its entirety:


Will you please come to my house? Let's play together, I think you are pretty like a horse or a ladybug. I'm not sure which. You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me. I love you and I lost a tooth last night. I think I would like to do a magic trick for you and then let you watch me battle robots.



In an interview with Buzzfeed, Skinner says that the attention Bennet has been receiving over the letter has been quite welcome, as he's been battling cancer since he was six months old, and all the positivity is great for him. She is optimistic that his next doctor's appointment is the one where they will hear he is cancer-free.

As for what the reception was to Bennet's moving words, Skinner says that Baily's reaction is basically that of most four-year-old girls.

"Of course Baily is a bit awkward at just 4 years old and really doesn't know what to think about Bennet. Honestly, I think he overwhelms her a bit."

Don't worry Bennet. If not Baily, I'm sure the perfect girl to eat cheese with will come along soon.

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