An 11-year-old Virginia woman’s well timed tribute to Kamala Harris earned a thumbs-up from none apart from the Democratic vice presidential candidate herself.
Final week, Erinn Harley-Lewis of Vienna, Virginia, posted a brief video of her daughter Celeste Harley dressed as Harris to Twitter.
Sporting a blue blazer, pearl necklace and excessive heels, Celeste walks confidently down her household’s driveway as if it have been a debate stage.
“I need to assist all of the American individuals,” she proclaims to her mom, who performs the position of reporter. “I need to ship well being look after all, equality and justice beneath the regulation.”
A day later, the clip acquired a stamp of approval from Harris herself, who quipped, “She has my vote.”
She has my vote. Inform her to maintain main.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 7, 2020
Harley-Lewis mentioned seeing her daughter emulate Harris, the primary Black and Asian American girl to be nominated for vp by a serious get together, touched her coronary heart.
“It was a transferring second for me,” she mentioned. “Once I was 11, I didn’t have anyone standing on that American political stage, not at this stage. So it’s actually, for me, transferring historical past ahead.”
Although honored by the assist her household has obtained on social media, Harley-Lewis mentioned her sole intention in posting the video of her daughter was to specific her gratitude to Harris.
“I threw it out within the ether and thought, ‘For some, one-in-a-bazillion likelihood that she sees this, at the very least I’ll have mentioned thanks to her,’” she informed Virginia information outlet WDVM. “That’s what it was about: ‘I’m grateful. Thanks for giving us a great position mannequin ― being a great position mannequin ― and illustration issues.’”