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Confirmed: Dogs love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as much as the rest of us

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Since becoming the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has swiftly risen to unprecedented levels of fame. For that, one can credit her unapologetically progressive platform, her unflappable resilience against conservative smear campaigns, or simply the fact that she seems cool as shit. Today, however, we can confirm AOC’s popularity transcends humanity—just look at this new video of a very good dog straight-up smothering the congresswoman with affection.


Charlie, a bulldog from Parkchester and certified chonker, clearly had some pressing issues to discuss with his representative that simply couldn’t wait until she got off of the phone. AOC was happy to oblige the beefy pup with some pets, though she did seem understandably overwhelmed when Charlie pushed her to the ground and went in for some aggressive cuddles. Some people just don’t know how to act when they meet their heroes.

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