INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: Singer Alicia Keys attends WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)

I LOVE this story!  A 6th grader named Avery Johnson sent his “Flat Stanley”, a character from a book he just read in school, to Alicia Keys and asked her to keep him with her for a week.  His letter will melt your heart…

One of the pictures in her multi-picture Instagram post below is the letter that Avery wrote to her which explained why he chose to send his “Flat Stanley” to Alicia Keys: “I decided to send my Flat Stanley to you because I look up to you not just as an amazing singer, but as an amazing role model.  Please keep my Flat Stanley for a week, I would like him to learn a lot about what happens in the life of Alicia Keys.”

You can see what “Flat Stanley” has been doing with Alicia Keys and read Avery’s entire letter by clicking “read this on” below and scrolling through the pics!


Instagram post by Alicia Keys * Jul 14, 2017 at 11:19pm UTC

72.7k Likes, 822 Comments - Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Instagram: "If you saw my IG story yesterday you saw that an awesome 6th grader I hadn't met before named Avery..."

The caption of Alicia Keys’ post reads: “If you saw my IG story yesterday you saw that an awesome 6th grader I hadn’t met before named Avery Johnson sent me this flat Stanley. He asked me to keep him with me for a week and take pictures of where he goes. So far, he has a new fresh fit and I’m proud to say that Flat Stanley has even gotten to the top of the Empire State Building!! (well, sort of) Big shout out to Avery for all the love you sent my way and the way you lit up My Day with your words!!
#spreadlove #flatstanley

“Flat Stanley” is celebrating his 50th birthday!  Click here to find out more about “Flat Stanley”.  You can also see what he’s up to on his Instagram page…

Flat Stanley (@flatstanley) * Instagram photos and videos

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