This 11-Year-Old Tried To Bribe Jacinda Ardern Into Revealing The Whereabouts Of Dragons
Forget Game of Thrones; a young girl in New Zealand is embarking on a quest to study dragons and physics -- and she tried valiantly to get the PM onside.
The 11-year-old girl, identified as Victoria, appears to have written to Jacinda Ardern seeking telekinetic powers and government information on the whereabouts of any dragons she could train.
She went one step further, enclosing a $5 note as an apparent "bribe".
In fine form that has come to be expected from the Kiwi PM, Ardern wrote back, politely declining the request.
A copy of the letter, on official letterhead, was posted on web forum Reddit by a user who claimed their sister "(11yo) tried to bribe Jacinda".
"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!" the letter read.
"I am therefore returning your bribe money, and I wish you all the very best in your quest for telekinesis, telepathy and dragons."
The letter, signed by Ardern, was finished off with a handwritten note that read, "PS, I'll still keep an eye out for these dragons. Do they wear suits?"
The prime minister's office confirmed to the BBC that Ardern's reply on April 30 is genuine.
The Reddit user, who goes by the name honeybee6992, went on to explain their sister's request to impressed users.
"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," the Redditor replied.
They added that she loves the film How To Train Your Dragon and TV show Stranger Things, which explains the telepathy and telekinesis request.
"That sounds like a cause I could really get behind," commented another person.
It's not the first time Ardern has responded to letters from the public -- particularly her younger fans.
In March, a Twitter user thanked the PM for replying to her daughter Lucy, 8, who wrote "its a good idea to ban dangerous guns".
"I can tell from your letter that you are a kind and compassionate girl, Lucy, and I would just like to encourage you to keep spreading that kindness throughout your life," the PM wrote at the time
Featured image: Reddit