Seven year old Chloe Bridgewater, from Hereford, England has always been fascinated by robots. So she took the initiative to send a handwritten letter to Google offices, which was met with a personal response from the multinational technology company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai.
In the letter from Chloe, she explained her fascination of games on her Kindle Fire tablet and robots, together with her dream of working in a place which included bean-bag chairs, go-karts and slides. Chloe’s father, Andy Bridgewater, shared the full letter with Business Insider, which can be seen below.
Andy proceeded to explain to Business Insider that Chloe’s fascination with Google began quite recently, after she asked her father where his ideal place to work would be. In reality, he currently works in sales for a refrigeration-system parts manufacturer, but he said to his daughter, “Oh, Google would be a nice place to work”, due to its world-famous perks and the cutting-edge work it does. Following this, Chloe began to express her own interest in working at Google, to which her father encouraged her to apply and “get the ball rolling,” he said.
After this, it came as a complete surprise when Chloe received a letter back from Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, who encouraged her to pursue her dreams. He wrote, “I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :)”. The letter can be viewed below, after it was shared in a viral LinkedIn post by Andy earlier this week:
Andy explained in the personal LinkedIn post that the letter that Chloe received was a much-needed confidence booster. It has given her the drive to work for Google when she is old enough, and Andy explained that she now also wants to find a way into the Silicon Valley-based company through going on TV and talking to the media. Despite her passion, Andy resisted her desire to be on TV at such a young age, claiming that he wanted her to focus on her studies and develop her skills for her future. He now wants to brush up on his own technological skills to catch up with Chloe. He said, “Sadly, I think I’ve got to up my game.”