In this age of social media having a TV star reply to you the old-fashioned way, is probably something of a dying art.
In the past stars would famously sign fan cards sent by diligent publicists. They were especially popular amongst soaps. I’m sure readers can share stories of those they have received in the past. These days I wonder how many networks are still producing fan cards at all?
Over the past week 2 stories have reminded me that even the biggest stars will still reach out, especially to the youngest of fans.
6 year old Wagga boy Archie Cumerford wrote to Sir David Attenborough to thank him for teaching him about frogs and “mooses”.
In return he received a signed picture, just 2 weeks later: ‘To Archie, best wishes, David Attenborough.'”
“To have such a famous person not only autograph and write a personal message to Archie, but to do it in just a couple of weeks has really been astounding,” his mother Toni told Fairfax.
“It just makes us love him even more.”
Peter Capaldi wrote a Christmas letter to a 9 year old concerned he was losing his favourite Doctor Who.