ChatGPT is an interesting tool which gained popularity in the recent present as an AI model capable of a range of activities from answering basic questions from a vast amount of common knowledge, to writing creative texts, to providing basic programming frameworks which a developer can then expand upon.
Tonight I happened to click back into my ChatGPT tab and thought of a prompt. The response provided was quite sweet and I felt worthy of posting on this infrequently-updated site. It is as follows.
Write a short story about a six year old girl named Kaili who travels to China to cuddle with a panda.
Kaili had always dreamt of cuddling with a panda, ever since she saw a picture of one in a book. So when her parents surprised her with a trip to China, she couldn't contain her excitement. As soon as they landed in Beijing, Kaili begged her parents to take her to see a panda. They went to the Chengdu Panda Base, where Kaili saw pandas for the first time. They were even cuter in real life than she had imagined! But Kaili didn't want to just see the pandas; she wanted to cuddle with one. Her parents told her it was impossible, but Kaili was determined. She spent hours watching the pandas, trying to figure out which one would be the perfect cuddle buddy. One day, as Kaili was eating bamboo shoots with the pandas, she noticed that one of them seemed to be paying extra attention to her. It was a young panda, with a mischievous glint in its eye. Kaili approached the panda tentatively, holding out her hand. To her surprise, the panda nuzzled her hand, then leaned its head against her shoulder. Kaili's heart swelled with joy as she realized she had found her cuddle buddy. For the next few days, Kaili spent all her time with the panda, who she named Mei Mei. They played together, ate together, and cuddled together. Kaili felt like Mei Mei was her best friend in the world. Eventually, it was time for Kaili to go back home. She said goodbye to Mei Mei with tears in her eyes, promising to come back and visit her someday. Years later, when Kaili was all grown up, she returned to China to visit Mei Mei. Even though Mei Mei was now a fully-grown panda, she recognized Kaili immediately, and they cuddled like they had never been apart. For Kaili, it was a dream come true, and she knew that Mei Mei would always be her friend, no matter where life took her.