Michelle Obama Sent This Actress A Letter About Strong Women And Added The Perfect Stamp

"I am filled with a great sense of hope for our shared future."

When it comes to dream pen pals, Michelle Obama probably tops a lot of people's lists. For actress Lily Collins, that dream recently became a reality.

Collins posted an Instagram video on Monday in which she shared with fans that she had received a letter in the mail that put her "in a deep state of shock." She went on to read the letter out loud, not revealing until the very end that it was written by the former first lady herself.

"Best way to start off my week!" Collins wrote in the video's caption. "I can't believe this letter I received from someone I deeply respect and admire. It's absolutely epic."


The letter is a thank-you note to Collins for sending Obama a copy of her new book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. The collection of essays touches on topics such as body image and relationships, and its positive message clearly resonated with Obama, as she told Collins in her letter (which the actress posted in close-up on her account) that she would share it with her daughters.

"The outpouring of support I have received from women across the country continues to amaze me," Obama wrote, "and I am filled with a great sense of hope for our shared future."

Obama went on to share an empowering quote she had seen which she said reminded her of Collins' book: "Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."

Collins thanked Obama for her support and shared that she would "definitely be framing" both the letter and the envelope, where the theme of women's empowerment was extended to include a Wonder Woman stamp. How perfect is that?

Since leaving the White House in January, Obama has been taking some much-deserved time off, but she's still inspiring people. She's even made surprise visits to more than one school in the recent months. That includes a meeting with a group of middle and high school girls on International Women's Day in March.

We can't wait to see what her next amazing gesture will be — whether it's in person or on paper.

Cover image via Instagram / Twitter

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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