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Seven-Year-Old Applies to Google and Gets Amazing Response

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

When you were a kid, what did you plan on doing with your life?

If you were like me, you wanted to be an astronaut. Or an ambulance— the actual vehicle, not the EMTs inside… clearly I was dreaming big.

Of course the most typical responses are often things like dancers, actors, police officers or firefighters. Maybe we even want to grow up and do exactly what our parents do, even if we don’t understand their jobs at the time.

The most important thing we can do for kids thinking about their future is give them plenty of encouragement and instill in them the belief that if they work and persevere, they can achieve whatever they desire. It’s our job to introduce them to these possibilities and give them the opportunities to learn and succeed.

That’s exactly what seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater’s parents did when talking about her future. Forget the smaller, dime-a-dozen jobs out there: Chloe wants to work at Google (or be an Olympic swimmer if the tech world doesn’t work out). She was brave enough to write a letter expressing her interest in the company, and both what she had to say and the unexpected response from Google will warm your heart.

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Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images; Twitter @GoogleGirlGB; Chloe Bridgewater

This brave little girl wrote a letter to Google, and the CEO responded