Watch: US President Joe Biden asks young girl with a stutter to keep trying

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Washington Published: Dec 01, 2021, 05:54 PM(IST)

US President Joe Biden with the young girl named Avery. Photograph:( Twitter )

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In a viral video, US President Joe Biden encouraged a young girl, who seems to have been facing a similar struggle of stuttering as the leader, to keep trying. During the Thanksgiving holiday, 79-year-old Biden told a girl named Avery to not get discouraged by her stutter. The president was spending time with family in Nantucket

In a viral video, US President Joe Biden encouraged a young girl, who seems to have been facing a similar struggle of stuttering as the leader, to keep trying.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, 79-year-old Biden told a girl named Avery to not get discouraged by her stutter. The president was spending time with family in Nantucket.

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The president, who has always been open about his own stutter, said, "I promise you it will go away if you just keep at it."   

Before offering a hug, she replied, "Thank you, Mr President."   

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The girl is Biden nominee Rufus Gifford’s niece. Gifford also posted the video of the meeting on Twitter.  

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"My amazing niece and goddaughter Avery has struggled with a stutter much of her life. She was just told by a guy who knows a little something about it that she can be anything she wants to in this world. A day she will never ever forget. Thank you sir," said Gifford, who is a former ambassador to Denmark.  

He is currently waiting for confirmation to be Chief of Protocol at the State Department.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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