12/26/2013 07:04 EST | Updated 02/25/2014 05:59 EST

Ten-year-old Toronto girl gets presidential autograph

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A ten-year-old Toronto girl received a presidential Christmas memory this week.

Kyrstin Lavelle received an autograph from U.S. President Barack Obama on Christmas Eve.

She met Obama in Hawaii where the president is spending the holidays.

She was with her uncle and older brother at a gym at a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii where Obama was working out.

Obama wrote "To Kyrstin — Dream Big Dreams."

Kyrstin said she also gave Obama a flower, and he said he would give it to first lady Michelle Obama.

"I'm going to text my friends back home," Kyrstin told reporters on Christmas Eve as she proudly displayed the autograph for reporters.