And here we thought it was just ponies and unicorns that were all the mythical rage these days! Boy, do we feel old!
Over Christmas, Australian 7-year-old Sophie Lester wrote a letter to the national science agency, CSIRO, asking for a pet dragon. Her hand-written request was so cute, it made our hearts melt a little. Even sweeter was the agency's response, which totally played into her fantasy.
We suggest reading the following letter in a little girl's voice for added adorableness:
"Hello Lovely Scientist
"My name is Sophie and I am 7 years old. My dad told me about the scientists at the CSIRO. Would it be possible if you can make a dragon for me. I would like it if you could but if you can't thats fine.
"I would call it toothless if it was a girl and if it is a boy I would name it Stuart.
"I would keep it in my special green grass area where there are lots of space. I would feed it raw fish and I would put a collar on it. If it got hurt I would bandage it if it hurt himself. I would play with it every weekend when there is no school.
"Love from Sophie"
Agh! She's got us totally wrapped around her little finger. WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE FIND THIS GIRL A DRAGON?
The scientists at CSIRO unfortunately could not send Sophie a real, fire breathing dragon. They did, however, write this equally heart-warming response in return:
"We've been doing science since 1926 and we're quite proud of what we have achieved. We've put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But we've missed something.
"There are no dragons.
"Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety.
"And for this Australia, we are sorry."
CSIRO then goes on to suggest Sophie check out "The Game of Thrones" series, which -- considering it contains about 67 percent nudity and 98 percent violence -- seems a little advanced for a 7-year-old. Stick to your imagination, Sophie.
Via: The Huffington Post, Top Photo Credit: Shutterstock