Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — affectionately known as AOC — has had quite the meteoric rise since her grassroots primary victory against a longtime Democratic incumbent in 2018.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to win New York’s 14th congressional district, becoming the youngest person to be sworn into Congress. She’s also part of “The Squad,” which includes millennial progressives like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.
Since her time in office, AOC has been an effective leader — not just for her district, but for millions of young progressives. In just two years, she’s emerged as a progressive icon who represents hope for future politicians.
Recently, AOC was chosen to speak at the Democratic National Convention, and was given only one minute to do so. She announced her speech on Twitter via poem:
Her second-grade teacher, Ms. Jacobs, responded to her tweet and hearts burst all over.
This is all too much. BUT. The cuteness doesn’t even end there!
AOC saw the reply, and responded in the cutest way.
We live for a good wholesome interaction.
Ms. Jacobs then responded and said she’s been trying to reach her former student for the past two years and that she still has her poem.
The internet exploded with glee from the interaction.
Ms. Jacobs responded to her newfound fame with a perfect tweet. Based on her razor-sharp response, Ms. Jacobs must have had quite the influence on elementary-school AOC.
We love how Ms. Jacobs is so proud of her former student, and her role to help shape AOC during her younger years. During a time where our teachers are literally on the front lines, we need to not only remember their impact, but fight for their health and safety.