Shortly after becoming the first woman of color to take the nation’s second-highest office, Vice President Kamala Harris took a moment to record an adorable message for one of her smallest admirers and her reaction is adorable!
Addison, who calls Kamala “Kamalayas”, according to her mother, is the daughter of Roger Melvin, a head stage manager for the Lincoln Memorial. She asked her father to “tell her about the pearls she just got.” And it seems Daddy delivered. The vice president shared personalized words of encouragement for his daughter.
“Addison, I just got inaugurated today to be your vice president and I work with your daddy,” Harris said in the video.
“He’s so smart, he’s so wonderful and he told me all about you and U just can’t wait to meet you. But you keep leading, I love our young leaders, so you keep doing what you’re doing. I’ll see ya later.”
Addison watched the video with her mom and two brothers. Her mom shared Harris’s video and her daughter’s giddy reaction on Instagram.
One viewer commented, “I hope this queen knows this can be her one day.” Addison’s mother replied with a ‘100’ emoji, as in FACTS!
The 2020 inauguration was a big day for young girls everywhere and reinforced the power of #representation. Vice President Harris shows girls across the country that women who look like them can achieve anything they set their minds to.
It’s a point her niece, Meena Harris, stresses in her new children’s book, inspired by her aunt.
The vice president has made a point of addressing young girls throughout her whole campaign. Additionally, she offered words of advice and wisdom whenever she had the opportunity.
It is clear she recognizes the significance of her new position. Also, she seems to understand what it means to represent so many young women and girls in one of the highest offices in the country. We are looking forward to cheering on young leaders like Addison and other changemakers that Vice President Harris is sure to inspire!
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