Writer and comedian, Jill Twiss, probably never expected to get this kind of recognition for her children's book, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. The book was written as a counter-story to Marlon Bundo's: A Day in the Life of the Vice President, written by VP Mike Pence's wife and daughter.
Twiss' story follows a fictional version of the Pence family bunny, Marlon Bundo, as he meets and falls in love with another bunny named Wesley. Twiss' version of the story is about marriage equality directly opposing Pence's views in favor of conversion therapy. The practice of trying to turn gay people straight is rejected by medical and mental health organization for being dangerous and cruel.
After the completion of the book, television host, John Oliver, discussed the book on his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and sales exploded. All profits are being donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
But the gift of Ten Attagirls is all for Twiss to keep.
Twiss posted to social media, a lovely certificate that was mailed to her from an 87-year-old man.
On the certificate, the man bestows Twiss with "Ten Attagirls" for her contribution, "as a leader for equal rights for out nation's homosexual community."
Twiss went on to point out her favorite parts. Including that the man made a tiny mistake in the bunny's name. Which, really, only made it better.
My favorite parts of that certificate:— Jill Twiss (@jilltwiss) April 4, 2018
1) He calls the bunny "Marlon Bondo", which is an amazing name for a bunny that introduces himself by saying "Bondo, Marlon Bondo"
2) The certificate claims that the book is about "Two Dogs In Love" pic.twitter.com/1qUP9jLqBT
Although the man made some errors on the award, he sent a another note along with a new award with corrections.
People could not get enough of this most honored award.
Omg this is the best writing award ever awarded in the history of awarding awards. 💕❤️💕❤️🌈💕❤️💕❤️— E. Foley (@QtheCocker) April 4, 2018
I am so excited about the mental picture I have of him making this with Microsoft office and chuckling to himself.— steph d)) (@peoplebeweird) April 4, 2018
Yoh have TEN attagirls??? Sorry didn’t realize you were RICH AF— Samantha Reyes (@samtayrey) April 5, 2018
And yes, Twiss will be writing the man back.
The certificate was making everyone up their game.
Well, winning one of these is now a life goal of mine.— Ashley Nicole Black Panther (@ashleyn1cole) April 4, 2018
I never wanted an attagirl from an 87 year old man I’ve never met more.— Katie (@KatieRud81) April 4, 2018
It's just some random old guy printing this out for you on his computer....and I'm extremely jealous. A regular guy putting in the effort is worth more than any review,— I'd rather not say in present company. (@Enigmaxiom) April 4, 2018
And the best part? Children love the book!
Could "attagirl" become a thing? This Twitter user thinks so.
PLEASE LET'S MAKE THIS A REAL AWARD WITH CATEGORIES AND EVERYTHING FOR LGBTQ WORK.— ✨Mikki Helmer✨ (@MikkiHelmer) April 4, 2018
*beings working on it*
Sometimes the internet really is a good place. Attagirl Twitter folks!