Whether you agree with her policies or not, it is an undeniable fact that Kamala Harris has just made history. She is the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to ever be elected Vice-President.
As such, her election means a lot to quite a few people. That sentiment is evident in the way social media reacted to a brief clip posted by Senator Harris' niece, children's author, lawyer and activist Meena Harris.
The clip is a brief snippet of a conversation that lasted about an hour, according to Meena's post.
In it, Harris can be heard encouraging her great-niece. 4-year-old Amara wants to be "an astronaut President."
Vice-President-elect Harris can't really speak to the qualifications for becoming an astronaut, but was happy to let Amara know that yes, "you could be President." As long as she waits until she is 35.
The moment made waves on social media.
@CBSNews Ah, some normalcy, and an uplifting message of empowerment.— SuperDude (@SuperDude)1604609524.0
@ABC And "THAT'S" what it means to all of us women and little girls ....@KamalaHarris— KarenC (@KarenC)1604777780.0
@ABC AND THAT BABY WILL BE AN ASTRONAUT PRESIDENT. PERIOD!!— Monté (@Monté)1604778697.0
@enews @meena The future VP inspiring the next generation ✊🏾🙏🏾💪🏾— Black Panther (@Black Panther)1604598418.0
@Complex That is the sweetest thing. Nothing is ever out of reach if you set your heart & mind to it.— Mary Stagg (@Mary Stagg)1604716006.0
@nowthisnews Omg. I’m a great auntie and this warms my heart. Because although my nieces are grown women - their ki… https://t.co/sKn8Rv8Leg— Evie (@Evie)1604700275.0
@CNNnews18 Fantastic👍👍— Øystein (@Øystein)1604711642.0
@thehill That little girl can be an astronaut and president. You go girl!— Nikki 🌊🏴☠️🦈🦈🏒 #NYRangers #SJSharks (@Nikki 🌊🏴☠️🦈🦈🏒 #NYRangers #SJSharks)1604687699.0
Unfortunately, the video was also met with a not-insignificant amount of right-wing vitriol.
@Complex She’s the evil mastermind that will control the old man behind the curtain— Sawyer (@Sawyer)1604716309.0
@ABC Here comes the Supreme Court to overturn it. So glad Trump got to fill RGB's spot with Amy Comey Barrett. Just… https://t.co/s1Xzw1CJWD— Keith Newell (@Keith Newell)1604777723.0
Overall, though, the snippet was warmly received with people from all sorts of demographics posting heartwarming comments about what Harris's representation means.