After four months of election coverage, I’m just exhausted. So we here at SourceFed are gonna toss out some feel-good stories. This time around, because Joe has one, we’re going to show off some stories about little girls: one whooping ass on the football field, one with an ingenious father, and one who loves her daddies enough to write the President about it.
Sam Gordon Demolishes The Boys In Pee Wee Football
Nine years old and from Salt Lake City, she became quarterback for her team in the Gremlin age group, the only lady out of 172 kids to even try out for the squad. And she makes it on.
And then — turns out the girl can run. And take hits. And score touchdowns, yo. Actually, you know what? I’ll let Sam Gordon tell this story for you:
Yeah. Already the haters are out, saying this will all change in high school. Maybe. Or maybe, like all the boys, she just works out. It ain’t for you to decide.
Dad’s Ingenious Plan To Get Daughter To Play Zelda
Mike Hoye wanted his daughter to play Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and get into the whole Zelda universe. Because it’s awesome. He just saw one issue — all the heroes were dudes. “I’m not having my daughter growing up thinking girls don’t get to be the hero,” Hoye said.
So he used an emulator and his programming knowledge to change the pronouns in the game. I mean, let’s be honest, Link is kinda girlish anyway. But now his daughter Maya was able to play the game as a heroine she could relate to.
Part of the problem was the overwhelming lack of female leads in triple-A titles, particularly for younger ages. I mean, she’ll get to Commander Shepard soon enough, but she’s way young for that.
I can’t wait for her to get a load of FemShep. Seriously. Jennifer Hale is a national treasure.
Little Girl Writes The President About Her Dads
Ten-year old Sophia Bailey Klugh was getting bullied by the kids at her school. The reason? She had two dads and the kids thought that was gross and weird. But she loved her daddies and decided to write the President.
I’m so glad you agree that two men can love each other but at school kids think that’s gross and weird. It really hurts my feelings so I came to you because you are my hero. If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?
Despite the election rapidly coming to a close at the time, President Obama had time to write back:
Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president. In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.”
Question: Are you feeling good now?