An 11-year-old girl named Victoria is determined to do whatever it takes to find a dragon—even it it means bribing the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
According to an amusing Reddit post from Victoria’s older brother, the schoolgirl sent a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demanding that the government conduct research on the existence of dragons.
Since Victoria is also a fan of the hit sci-fi Netflix series Stranger Things, the youngster also requested that government researchers teach her how to acquire telekinetic abilities so she could use them to help train a dragon of her own.
The sly 11-year-old even included a $5 bill to sweeten the deal.
Upon receiving several online inquiries about the nature of Victoria’s letter, her brother said: “So it turns out, she wanted the government to make her telekinetic, when they are able, and wanted to find out what they know about dragons—and if they had found any yet, so she could train them.”
“She can’t remember exactly what she said, but from what she told me it was rather strongly implied,” he added.
To the family’s surprise, Ardern responded to Victoria’s letter with a politely-worded note that was printed on her office’s official stationary.
“We were very interested to hear your suggestions about psychics and dragons, but unfortunately we are not currently doing any work in either of these areas!” wrote the prime minister.
“I am therefore returning your bribe money, and I wish you all the very best in your quest for telekinesis, telepathy and dragons.”
Ardern did, however, add a handwritten note saying: “P.S. I’ll still keep an eye out for those dragons. Do they wear suits??”
True to her word, Ardern returned the $5 bribe with the letter, but Victoria’s brother says that the it will now serve as a priceless reminder for his sister to always pursue her dreams, regardless of how realistic or political they may be.
Received this in the post, turns out my littlest sister (11yo) tried to bribe Jacinda from r/newzealand
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