The Internet Is Obsessed With This Powerful Video Of Kamala Harris Telling Her Four-Year-Old Niece She Could Be President

'Well, you could be president - but not right now. You have to be over the age of 35.'

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Needless to say, we've all been inspired by Kamala Harris - who this weekend made history as the first female, as well as the first Black and South Asian-American, Vice President-elect. And the internet has become obsessed with an adorable video where Kamala tells her four-year-old niece that she too could make history one day.

In the video shared last week by Kamala's niece Meena, the Vice President-elect has a heart-to-heart with her great-niece Amara Ajagu, who is sitting on her lap. 'Well, you could be president,' Kamala can be heard telling Amara. 'But not right now. You have to be over the age of 35.' The four-year-old seems to have other plans, though, as she replies: 'I know I could be an astronaut president.' (In a follow-up tweet, Meena added: 'For context my daughter wants to be both president and an astronaut.')

The sweet video has since been shared widely on Twitter and Instagram, and after the good news was announced, Meena tweeted that her daughter was 'yelling “GO AUNTIE! KAMALA HARRIS! GO AUNTIE! KAMALA HARRIS!”' As it was looking more likely that Biden and Harris were going to win, she also tweeted: 'My 4 year old just yelled “BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!”'

Meena - a lawyer, activist, and the founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign - recently spoke to Grazia about growing up in such an inspirational family. 'I often joke that growing up in my family was like the opening scene of the Wonder Woman movie, where a community of strong, brilliant women ran around helping each other succeed, and basically saved the world together,' she said. 'That’s truly all I knew as a kid; strong, powerful women was my worldview.'

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