Blind Boy Sends a Painting to Trump and Gets a Heartfelt Response in Braille

Every day the White House is inundated with thousands of letters to the president. Some reveal the writer’s thinly veiled hatred of him while others sing his praises.  And most if taken in any seriousness get some sort of response. However, few are regarded as honorably as this one and its adequately heartfelt reply.

Gage Hogue is a blind and mostly non-verbal boy. Like any child, he loves to be included in just about any activity. One of his favorites is painting, as is his grandfather Randy’s. Randy has always had a passion and love of art, and so it only seems natural that he would include his grandson in those endeavors.

Recently the two finished a painting together, which they call “The Crying Flag.” They decided to send a print of this painting along with a brief letter of gratitude to President Trump for all his hard work over the last few years.

Gage was quite eager to send the painting off and as his grandfather says, “It really excited him to think he achieved something. Everybody knows he didn’t paint it on his own. But it’s his painting.”

As you can imagine, the letter and its accompanying painting were well received from the White House, and the art was given the presidential seal of approval. A heartfelt response or thank you letter was also sent out from the President. But what was really cool about the reply was that a copy of the letter was also mailed in Braille, just for Gage.

It began, “Dear Gage, thank you for the beautiful painting of the American flag that you and Paw-Paw made.”

“You are a very talented artist! The Stars and Stripes are a meaningful source of inspiration and pride to all Americans. Your patriotism and perseverance encourage me as I continue to work hard for our Nation,” the president continued.

Can you see Gage floating on air at this point? I know I would be at his age.

And to all of you who think of the president as only a cold hard businessman, here is proof otherwise.

The president went on to write, “You are beautifully made in the image of God. I hope you always remember you are loved and cherished by so many.”

According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, the Hogue family are God-fearing people who hold dearly to His promises and so this last part of the letter meant so much more to them.

Randy Hogue made sure to post a picture of both copies of the letter, as well as the painting on his Facebook. He said, “About 1 month ago, Gage and I mailed a print of his painting ‘THE CRYING FLAG’… (But Holding Strong), to our President Donald Trump along with a letter telling a little about Gage’s story.”

He added, “We also expressed our appreciation for the job he was doing for America, and believing in the American Flag and what it stands for.”

“Well, today we received acknowledgment of receiving this print. A very nice Thank You letter to Gage and even one printed in Braille. This is a big deal for us to have this piece of history for Gage’s memory book,” he continued.

Now, it’s unlikely that every letter, even the one’s singing Trump’s praises gets a response written by the president himself. I’m sure that he has a certain number of staff members who are charged with writing out responses on behalf of Mr. Trump.

However, even if someone else penned this letter, I do not doubt that they knew the president’s heart would be there in every word. And they did an excellent job.

And the Braille, what a splendid touch. So classy and yet personal. Rather than shooting off some quick note of thanks, the White House made sure that this letter was heartfelt to its very core.

Randy and Gage’s print of the artwork had previously been given out to only a few select family friends. However, after Mr. Hogue’s social media post and the positive message it shares, it has been reposted by thousands, and so the two have been besieged with requests for a print.

If only there were more stories like this daily.

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  38. Where is a picture of the flag?

  39. Would Hillary or ano of the other current candidates done this? I seriously doubt it. Hillary would have requested a donation to the Clinton Foundation. One of these days, people are going to wise up to the fact that President Trump has a very real, gentle side.

  40. What a wonderful American story on the positive side of life !!! Thank you Gage and thank you Mr . President !!!

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  42. Beautiful story, showing the human connection as it should be. God is also happy seeing his Commandments being followed,
    people reaching out to one another. Yes, I agree our President may have the appearance of a hard exterior but it is what is
    in his heart and the kindness and caring he shows to the common folk what really counts. Unfortunately, too many will even
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  43. Mr President, My President, you have class. I am one of 60 million that love you and pray for you everyday

  44. So glad we finally have someone in the White House who acknowledges and appreciates we-the-people (especially the children). Responding in this way only took a few minutes, but it meant so much. Thank President Trump for looking out for us.


  46. This is our president. I’m proud of him. He is a true American.


  48. So Where is the photo of the painting..”The Crying Flag”…???

  49. Proud of these two and glad to hear that our President Trump showed his appreciation.

  50. What a beautiful story! God’s speed to Gage, Paw-Paw and to President and Mrs. Trump and their family. My heartfelt thanks to all God-fearing patriots who keep love of country and flag alive as you all do.

  51. What an AWESOME and inspirational story!!! A huge thank you to all involved…GOD BLESS THEM!!!

  52. I am also thankful to patriotic Americans like Gage and his family. In addition, I would like to add our POTUS is a great American and will support and protect our country first and if the need arises other countries as well.
    The best thing we can do is
    go vote for Trump and his supporters in 2020. I think that most Americans know the truth now and also understand what the Democrats have in store for us if they take over the Govt. Our legal citizens will suffer and pay for the corrupt Deep State because there is no free lunches, health care, education, paychecks, climate change actions, green new deal, etc. These radical ideas are just BS and political agendas.

  53. This is why a lot of us admire our President and are more than willing to overlook his faults. He has so much love in him and is great about reaching out to the American people. Also, he’s done so much good for our country. We need him to continue for another four years. I can’t think of another president who has put America first like he does.

  54. Nothing will ever be appreciated more that this very thoughtful and heartfelt reply.
    Thank you Mr. President for your kind action to this young DESERVING boy.

  55. This is the kind of President all kids need to be proud of. I don’t blame that boy for being so excited, I would be too, knowing I did a good job and the President loved it. God bless this boy…always.

  56. Never doubted Our President Donald Trump would not recognize with passion
    such heart felt painting

  57. How wonderful forboth President Trump and the beautiful little boy that sent the picture to him. Wish everyone would realize what a great president we have. He is interested in everyone in our country and is doing a great job. If only every president were like him. We all hope and pray that he is our President for another 4 years. God Bless him and God Bless America.

  58. What a beautiful thing that this little blind boy did & what a very wonderful thing President Trump did by answering this young man with such a woderful way. God bless you both.

  59. That’s our. president, cares about people of his nation

  60. This is very inspirational. God bless Gage and Randy for doing this.

  61. This made my day!!!?

  62. Thank you President Trump and WH for a gracious return to this boy. This shows that you guys REALLY CARE . . . It makes me proud to be a Conservative (and Registered Republican) . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  63. thank you mr. trump I AM SURE THAT MADE HIS DAY.

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