This 10-year-old's letter to his girlfriend proves love is real
Ah, young love. Sometimes it inspires us, like in "The Notebook," and sometimes the drama just wears us out, like in "Romeo and Juliet."
The story of 10-year-olds Cole and Sherri is one of the nice ones.
The preteens, who live in Montgomery, Texas, have been dating for a year now, as Sherri's mom Nicole Rodriguez told BuzzFeed News.
Rodriguez said they got together in fourth grade when Cole asked Sherri to homecoming after he admitted he had a little crush on her. They are in fifth grade now.
She said the families go out to dinner, but of course, the kids don't go on solo dates yet.
"He plays competitive baseball, and she plays competitive soccer, so they go to each other's games and watch each other," Rodriguez told BuzzFeed News.
While she was playing soccer recently, Sherri tore her ACL. She had to have surgery to repair it.
Cole's mother, Brandi Lanclos, said she and her son were at that game. He told his mom he wanted to write her a letter and do something to make her feel better.
Lanclos told BuzzFeed news that when she read the letter, she "actually got teary-eyed because [she] didn't know that he could write a letter like that at this age."
This is what the letter says:
I'm so sorry that you broke your knee. I will miss watching you play soccer and I'm sorry that you won't be able to play softball for a while. But I know you will heal quickly, and I will get to watch you play again soon. Although you can't play sports, you still make my day when I get to see your beautiful smile.
God has a plan for all of us and sometimes it's hard for us to understand why thing[s] happen to us. My dad tells me that God only allows things to happen that He knows we can handle. You are a pretty, nice, funny, and strong girl that is also a good friend. You will get through this quickly.
Please let me know how I can help during your recovery. I hope you recover fast and get well soon.
He brought her the note, a cookie cake and a teddy bear when she had to sit on the sideline during one of her games.
Sherri's cousin Gabriella tweeted the note, so now we can all enjoy the purity and cuteness of their young romance.
"He told her from the very get-go that he loves that she's funny, cute, sporty, she has a good personality, and that's what he really loves about her," Rodriguez told BuzzFeed News.
She said they really have a great connection. With both moms on board, you know this is a great relationship.