Little girl writes dad's employer, gets surprise - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Little girl writes dad's employer, gets surprise

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A Reddit post went viral over the weekend after a little girl wrote a note to get her dad a day off work for his birthday; and the dad's employer, Google, wrote her back.

The letter—written in blue crayon no less—begins "Dear Google Worker…"

It continues: "Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off. Like he can get a day off on Wednesday. Because daddy ONLY gets a day off on Saturday."

The note is signed "From Katie," then includes two post scripts. The first reminds said "Google Worker" that Wednesday is her dad's birthday. And the second said "P.P.S. It's summer, you know."

Katie's dad's boss from Google sent her a response June 17. Senior designer Daniel Shiplacoff thanked the girl for her letter, praised her father's "beautiful and delightful" work then gave him the entire first week of July off.

Google confirmed to CBS46 the validity of both Katie's letter and Google's response.

Google is well known for its flexible work policies.

Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Memorial Day

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:25:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wet week ahead for SW Louisiana

    Monday, May 29 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-05-29 07:40:39 GMT
    Rainfall totals through SundayRainfall totals through Sunday
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
    Overall confidence on exact timing with regards to the highest rain chances this week is low since our storms will be directly associated to the development and placement of a series of larger scale thunderstorm complexes developing in other parts of the region that will send rain cooled outflow boundaries our direction, triggering additional showers and thunderstorms closer to home. In layman’s terms, our storms on Sunday resulted from outflow boundaries from thunderstorms tha...More >>
  • A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    A modern-day 'Sandlot' comes to Lake Charles

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:54:49 GMT

    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

    More >>

    A group of boys are taking their love for baseball off the field and into the backyard. And no, this isn't a scene out of the 1993 classic "The Sandlot." It’s happening right here in Lake Charles.

    At the David household, there's something special going on in the backyard.

    “One day in the backyard we came out here and decided to start playing around,” said Dylan David, who started a Wiffle ball league with his friends.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly