Local 5th grader gets Tesla's Elon Musk's attention after tweet

Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 17:48:48-05

A Sterling Heights 5th grader with a bright idea has caught the attention of one of the nation’s top car innovators.

Bria Loveday is a student at Graebner Elementary school, her 5th grade teacher, Ms. Esparza gave students an assignment to contact a company, with a compliment, a suggestion or a kindly worded criticism.

"I couldn't think of what to write about so I thought of Tesla, well maybe I don't know, and I went home and I asked my dad what to do and he said you should do Tesla,” said Loveday.

Her dad, Steven, is an automotive journalist and writes about cars often, which is how she learned about Telsa and why she likes the company.

"I like it because it helps the environment and very environment conscious and I think it's really cool,” said Loveday.

Loveday decided to make a suggestion to Tesla.  She did a lot of internet research and found a lot of homemade commercials for the company, but she knows Tesla doesn’t advertise.  She wrote a letter to Elon Musk, suggesting a homemade commercial competition.

"I thought, well they don't advertise and they don't want to spend money on advertising so it's a competition,” said Loveday.

Her dad tweeted the letter to Musk and to eveyone’s surprise, he replied.  Musk said it sounded like a great idea and he’s going to do it.

"I got really excited, I started going around telling everybody and I started texting all my friends,” said Loveday.

Due to Musk’s response, she’s been interviewed by news outlets all over, and she was even featured on Good Morning America on Friday morning.

As to whether she’s going to throw her hat in the ring for a homemade commercial, she’s still not sure.

"I don't have a Tesla car, so it might be hard, but I'll think about it,” said Loveday.