To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee is famously reclusive, but as one young fan discovered, she's not unresponsive. In 2006, a young boy named Jeremy wrote to the writer asking for an autographed photograph. What she sent far surpassed his request:
I don't have a picture of myself, so please accept these few lines:
As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, "I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal."
Lovely. You can view the handwritten note itself at Letters of Note here.