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‘Don’t send them to the wall’: Kids’ letters to Trump go viral on Seattle mom’s Facebook page

November 18, 2016
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1 of 11 The afternoon after the election, Molly Spence Sahebjami and her son Calvin Sahebjami, 5, created a Facebook group called “Dear President Trump: Letters from Kids About Kindness.” Molly forwarded it to friends.... (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times) More At 1 in the afternoon of Nov. 9, the day after the election, the Wallingford mom started a Facebook page with a special theme. There was no publicity other than the link that Molly Spence Sahebjami forwarded to friends. It is called, “Dear President Trump: Letters from Kids About Kindness.” It features images of letters like this, sometimes written in that chicken-scratch lettering and only occasional use of correct grammar that young kids use: “kids in my class are very scared. PLEase don’t kick them out. In my school we get sent to the wall when we’re in trouble. My friends did not do anything wrong. Don’t send them to the wall. Love, Abby … ” Sahebjami decided on the Facebook page after her son, Calvin, 5, told her about how the election turned out, “Oh, the mean man won.” With her advertising and marketing background, Sahebjami thought the Facebook page could get social media traction. But not quite like this. “Hi, folks! Pretty cool that we broke the 1,000 member mark in less than 3 hours …,” Sahebjami posted later that day. By Thursday, 5,000 people had joined up. As of Thursday night the group stood at more than 10,000 members. It’s a closed group but any member can approve you. So the interviews are lining up and parents are sending in photos of letters their kids wrote, and sometimes videos of the kids reading the letters. The site is bona fide viral. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected CaptionsAudio TrackFullscreen This is a modal window. Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text Color White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan Transparency Opaque Semi-Opaque Background Color Black White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan Transparency Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window Color Black White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan Transparency Transparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif...

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