The world can be a cruel, unforgiving place.
But, somehow, watching Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez play and dance with a penguin makes everything just a little bit better. Even if only for a moment.
On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a video of herself and her flipper-sporting friend engaged in a round of what looks to be playful dance. Seriously, it's adorable. The penguin is all the way in.
"A new day, a new friend," Ocasio-Cortez wrote of her encounter.
A new day, a new friend 🐧✨ pic.twitter.com/1PmPEHP5Yx— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 24, 2019
Importantly, Ocasio-Cortez is not roaming around Antarctica. Rather, she appears to be in a science museum or zoo. The display next to the penguin enclosure includes facts about African Penguins — which have a home in the Maryland Zoo, among other places.
"The Maryland Zoo maintains the largest colony of African penguins in North America," the Zoo helpfully notes on its website for all you penguin heads out there.
Regardless of the specific location, we're totally in. Now excuse us while we play this video on repeat to drown out the world's sorrows.