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To whom it may concern:

My name is Tia Pogue and I am currently participating in GISHWHES, which stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (https://www.gishwhes.com/). GISHWHES is an annual, world-record-holding event in which over 55,000 participants from around the world compete for one week.

Teams of fifteen attempt to complete as many of the 200-or-so outrageously hilarious or difficult scavenger-hunt items as they can before the deadline, submitting pictures or videos of their work as proof of the items’ completion. Many of the items are random acts of kindness and a portion of the entry fees go to charity.

This year, I’m competing as part of Team Gnomad with hopes of winning the hunt and making the world a better place in the process!

One of the items is to get an emoji of the scavenger hunt’s mascot onto an official keyboard on the iPhone. The mascot is a porcupanda, a mix between a porcupine and a panda, and is essentially just a panda with quills.

I’m sure you can see where this is going. I was wondering if there was any chance at all that you would be able to consider adding a porcupanda emoji to your keyboard if we provided the emoji in the style of your app some time in the next three days.

I recognize that it’s an exceedingly strange request and a lot to ask, but it’s for a good cause and you’d be rewarded by positive karma and our profuse thanks. We might be able to do something in return, like get you some publicity, but we would have to know if the emoji was possible first.

The scavenger hunt ends at the end of August 12, so this is very time-sensitive—so please let me know your thoughts as soon as you get a chance!

Please let me know if you have any questions. If this isn’t a possibility, I understand. Either way, thank you for your time!

Many thanks,

Tia Pogue
Team Gnomad

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