When five-year-old Marcus Quek shared his ambition to be "an aircraft carrier caption" with Singapore's Chief of Navy (CNV), he never expected the two-star admiral to reply.
The correspondence between the two has made waves among netizens as news of the heart-warming episode snowballed in cyberspace.
Read Marcus' hand-written letter here.
For his trouble, Master Quek received an invitation to bring his parents and little brother to the recent Navy Open House, organised by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The reply from CNV included tickets for a sea cruise aboard a Bedok-class mine countermeasure vessel which brought the Queks out to the Singapore Strait to give them a taste of shipboard life. Their radiant smiles showed that the family outing was a happy one.
Here's CNV's reply: