A fifth grader’s love note to his crush proves that chivalry is far from dead.
Written on a leopard spotted sheet of lined paper with hearts over every “i,” a young boy shamelessly professed his insurmountable love for his classmate.
"Dear Abby," he wrote.
"Your eyes remind me of the evening sky,” he continued. “My heart felt like broken glass until I saw you, and then I felt like I had every Pokémon ever. I love how you play Zelda even when people think it's wierd [sic]. If you liked me it would be my first ever victory.”
What better way to a young girl’s heart than to compare her to Pokémon?
The boy’s poetic and age-appropriate note would bring joy to any hopeless romantic’s heart.
A photo of the letter was posted to Reddit by Abby's uncle.
My niece is in 5th grade and got her first love note. This 5th grader has more game than I'll ever have. from funny
Along with the post, the uncle pointed out that his niece’s admirer has better game than he does, which is probably true for most of us.
It was later revealed that this modern-day Shakespeare may have had some help with the eloquent note from other girls in his class, which only makes it that much sweeter.
If you don’t know what to say to a girl, your best bet is to ask another girl. Not only is Abby’s admirer thoughtful and kind, but he’s smart.
While no one should encourage fifth graders to worry about dating at such a young age, crushes are inevitable.
When a child reveals their first crush, it can be a great segue for parents to begin teaching them about courtship.
Of course, other Redditors chimed in to dissect the letter with hilarious insights.
Unfortunately, we learn through the comments that Abby declined her admirer’s advances, but they have remained friends and still bond over Zelda.