A Contemporary Fairy Tale: What happened to Chloe Bridgewater?

Chloe Bridgewater was a seven-year-old English girl from Hereford that was passionate about swimming and chocolate whose story has become a viral case on the Internet.

Despite her young age, Chloe already knew what she wanted to do as a career when she is older. Her father inspired her about a cool offer at Google, and the young budding “entrepreneur” decided to give it a try and send a prospective letter (below) to the famous tech company.

Chloe demonstrated a deep self-awareness of her skills and abilities in her application as any savvy applicant would.

Chloe went on to explain: “My teachers tell my mom and dad I am very good in class and I am good at my spelling and reading and sums”. She also offered reasonable argument to explain her application: “dad said I can sit on bean bags and go down slides and ride go-karts in a job in Google”.

Against all conceivable expectations, Sundar Pichai – known as Mr. G., the Google CEO – replied to the little girl, composing a message where humanity, tenderness, and politeness live side by side.

In a formal letter, Mr. Pichai chose a few significant words to stimulate and galvanize Chloe: “Thank you so much for your letter. I’m glad that you like computers and robots and hope that you will continue to learn about technology.

“I think if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to – from working at Google to swimming at the Olympics.”

He concluded with “I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :)”

The letter delighted the whole family, as her dad told BBC News, “We were gobsmacked… She’s got a great entrepreneurial spirit. Ever since nursery, she’s always been told in school reports she’s bright, hard-working and polite – we’re very proud of her and her younger sister [Hollie, age 5] is similar,” he said.

He added that the family already noticed her business acumen and her potential in action by volunteering to clean the kitchen for 20 p. each time.

He also said that she lost a great deal of confidence after being knocked down by a car a couple of years ago.

“To say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement,” he wrote in a Linkedin post.

“Can’t thank such a busy person enough to take time out to make a little girl’s dream become one step closer” he further elaborated.

So, Chloe, as well as thousands of adults have all been motivated by Pichai’s touching reply to the young girl. Furthermore, they all have found renewed reason to believe in their own dreams and fulfill them.

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