It's not uncommon for people to send wedding invitations to celebrities or their personal heroes as a token of appreciation with no expectation for a response. While the recipient may not even lay eyes on the invitation, it's still an interesting and sweet gesture to reach out to those who have had a big impact on your life and invite them to the most expensive, exhausting and exciting party you'll throw.
When Staci Zaretsky, a writer over at Above the Law sent an invitation along with a hand-written letter to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressing her admiration for the inspirational figure, she realistically did not expect Justice Ginsburg to get back to her. But alas, she was wrong. She received a kind note from Ginsburg a FULL WEEK before the RSVPs were due:
How amazing is that?! Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an American Hero and one gracious lady. And as Zaretsky notes, she puts most wedding invitees to shame:
P.S. A Supreme Court justice took the time to respond to our wedding invitation, and yet we still have 50+ outstanding RSVPs. I hope you have a really good excuse for keeping us waiting, friends.
Excuse me while I pen heartfelt letters to Aung San Suu Kyi, the spirit of Gregory Peck, and Dot from Animaniacs and invite them to that wedding I'm not having/my Tiki Bungalow in Space-themed Matrimonial Bash.
Lead image via Getty; additional image via Above the Law.