Earlier in April, President Barack Obama received a letter from an 8-year-old girl in Flint, MI. Mari Copeny, endearingly known as "Little Miss Flint" around town, wrote Obama asking for a chance to meet him while she was in Washington DC observing the congressional hearings for Governor Rick Snyder related to the Flint water crisis.
In the note, Mari explained: "I am one of the children that is effected by this water, and I've been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here in Flint."
While she didn't meet the president in DC, Obama took her request one step further and responded that he would come to Flint. Obama addressed the water crisis in Flint yesterday, and he also met Mari.
In a video posted by the White House to Instagram, we witness Mari finally meeting Obama. As we watched her jump, while giggling, into Obama's arms, the moment became a sliver of hope amid this environmental tragedy.