Follow Us:
Saturday, June 19, 2021

‘You could be president’: Kamala Harris’ heartwarming video with a little girl has been winning the internet

Harris, who has been quite vocal about women's rights and autonomy, and especially those of women of colour -- being one herself -- has been hailed for her motivational approach

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
November 6, 2020 1:20:21 pm
Kamala Harris, Kamala Harris video with grand niece, Kamala Harris viral video, Kamala Harris in US Presidential elections 2020, indian express newsDemocrat Kamala Harris is one of the only three Asian Americans in the Senate and she's the first Indian-American ever to serve in the chamber. (Photo: Jenna Schoenefeld/The New York Times)

There is a valid reason for the soaring popularity of US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The first Asian-American to have ever been selected as a Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Harris has been working tirelessly with Presidential candidate Joe Biden for many months now, to secure victory in the 2020 elections.

While the final counting of votes is still underway and it needs to be seen if Harris is able to beat Mike Pence and emerge victorious, a video featuring her and a little girl has been winning the hearts of netizens.

In the adorable video shared by her niece Meena Harris, Kamala is seen with a little girl — believed to be her great niece — who is sitting on her lap wearing a black mask, telling her great aunt that she wants to be ‘a president’. Kamala nods and responds, saying: “You could be president, but not right now. You have to be over the age of 35.” To this, the little girl replies, “Yeah, but I can be an astronaut president.”

View this post on Instagram

This conversation went on for like an hour

A post shared by Meena Harris (@meena) on

In her Instagram post, Meena wrote in the caption: “This conversation went on for like an hour.”

ALSO READ | US Presidential election 2020: Has politics revolutionised fashion for the Black community?

The encouraging video was lauded and appreciated by many. Harris, who has been quite vocal about women’s rights and autonomy, and especially those of women of colour — being one herself — has been hailed for her motivational approach, for telling the little one that she can, one day, preside over the country’s important affairs.

After the video was shared and liked, many people shared their own thoughts on this:

At a time when countries are rising to slowly acknowledge important and pressing issues, empowering young minds into believing they can genuinely make a difference and sculpt this world into a better place is the need of the hour, and Harris has done just that.

For more lifestyle news, follow us: Twitter: lifestyle_ie | FacebookIE Lifestyle | Instagram: ie_lifestyle

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.