Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has committed to helping out a ten-year-old girl with her “school project.” After youngster Bria Loveday sent in a typed letter followed up by a tweet to Musk from her father, Steven Loveday, Tesla’s boss tweeted back that he would use her idea.
In the letter, Bria suggested that Tesla run a campaign for homemade ads for Tesla cars. Here’s what she wrote:
“So I think that you should run a competition on who can make the best homemade Tesla commercial and the winners will get their commercial aired.
“The cool part is that you still won’t be taking the time and money to advertise for yourself.
“Plus, this is something your fans and customers will definitely love.
“You could give the winners a year of free Supercharging or a Model 3 Easter Egg or something.”
And this is what Musk tweeted back:
Thank you for the lovely letter. That sounds like a great idea. We’ll do it! https://t.co/ss2WmkOGyk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2017
If you read the letter, you’ll notice that she ‘name-dropped’ her dad’s workplace, InsideEVs.com in the letter. Not that it means anything, but it’s likely that Musk knows of Steven Loveday’s work since he writes for a well-known website that covers the line of business that Musk is in.
Besides, Steven Loveday also sent a tweet to Keely Sulprizio from the Product Communications team at Tesla, asking her to pass it on to Musk. She’s bound to know Loveday in a professional capacity, she being in the communications team at Tesla and he being a writer covering EVs. It’s just putting two and two together.
Still, it’s nice to know that corporate bosses with so much demand on their time still have a few minutes to be human every now and then.
This is the second time in a month that a major public company CEO has responded directly to a minor. Around the middle of February, seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater received a direct response from Google CEO Sundar Pichai after her “Dear Google Boss” letter asking for a job at Google.
While these things warm our hearts and bring smiles to our faces, it also shows us that today’s corporate leaders are more open to exploring ideas no matter where they come from. And it helps that there are channels like Twitter and other online option that allow these communications to go where they’re supposed to – and quickly. But it’s these kids that are really amazing, when you think about it.
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