about a waiter named Bouch who works at a tavern in Chicago.
Bouch decided to write to the King of his homeland, Morocco.
The King, Mohammed VI, is immensely popular because he often
interacts with his subjects in public. He has freed political
prisoners, and he helps the poor and disabled. When Bouch
wrote to him from Chicago, King Mohammed VI, true to nature,
"Look at the letters," said Bouch. "These are letters from the
King. If I meet him, I’ll be so happy."
John Kass, the columnist, muses, "How many guys hauling beer
and burgers in a Chicago tavern have a correspondence going
with a royal monarch?" The columnist talked to Morocco’s
deputy counsel general in Chicago and was told that it isn’t
unusual for the King to write personal letters to his subjects
abroad. "It happens a lot," the official said. "He loves his
You think King Mohammed VI loves his subjects? You ought to
meet Jesus, the King of Kings, and read his precious letters
Lee Eclov, Lake Forest, Illinois; source: John Kass, "Waiter’s
Pen Pal Just a Cool Guy Who Runs a Country," Chicago Tribune
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