Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a feathery friend during her visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium over the weekend.
A video posted to Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter account on Saturday shows the freshman congresswoman in front of an aquarium tank, where a small penguin is swimming. She runs in front of the tank as the penguin appears to follow her, then stands up and bends down as the penguin mimics her movements.
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“A new day, a new friend,” the video’s caption reads, along with a penguin emoji.
“Glad people are enjoying this fun moment that happened at Monterey Bay Aquarium this weekend,” Emerson Brown, a spokesman for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, tweeted on Monday morning. “For those that might be wondering, she just came as a regular visitor during public hours.”
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