Federal worker Vicki Ibarra of Fresno, Calif., asks a friend for money to save her repossessed car. The IRS employee fell badly behind on bills in the government shutdown. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Thank you for the heartbreaking, compelling Feb. 11 front-page article about the struggles of Vicki Ibarra, “Devastated by one shutdown and dreading the next.” It put a human face on the real effects of a government shutdown. Unfortunately, there are likely hundreds more like her across the country. It’s the kind of story President Trump should read. But, of course, he won’t.

Michael P. Fruitman, Herndon