Girl Surprises Michelle Obama With Unemployed Dad’s Resume
First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, who gave the first lady her father's resume and said he had been out of work for three years, at the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
When it comes to the job hunt, they say, it’s all about who you know.
And one little girl, a guest at the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” seized the opportunity to get her father’s resume into some powerful hands on Thursday.
When Michelle Obama called on Charlotte Bell during a question-and-answer session in the East Room, instead of asking a question, Charlotte gave the first lady a copy of her dad’s resume.
“My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume,” said Charlotte, 10.
“Oh my goodness,” murmured Mrs. Obama as she wrapped the little girl in a hug.
“Well, it’s a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad, right?” the first lady said to the audience, which were children of Executive Office employees.
“Got it,” she said to Charlotte, brandishing the resume.
Mrs. Obama took the resume with her when she left the event.