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Politicians aren’t exactly able to go door-to-door meeting folks at the moment, but Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing the next best thing—or maybe even the better thing—and heading out to meet folks in Animal Crossing instead [Update: and attend graduation ceremonies!].

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AOC put out a notice earlier today that she was planning on visiting “random people’s islands” so she could “leave a doodle or note on their bulletin board”. She opened her DMs for four minutes, giving followers a chance to leave some Dodo codes so she could come visit, before heading off on an evening of being offered fruit, interrupting people’s islands with cutscenes and hopefully some wholesome online interactions

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The first visit: lovely!

Second visit: also lovely!

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Yet another visit, this time with Lifehacker’s own David Murphy: lovely!

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Of course they’re lovely visits. It’s Animal Crossing.

I love the shirt, by the way.

Aside from regular visits, there’s also the possibility of appearing on (Rogue One screenwriter and former games writer) Gary Whitta’s Animal Crossing talk show, which is quite a sentence to be typing out onto a website.

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UPDATE May 10, 6:10pm: Oh wow, turns out she ended up making more than just social calls! Here she is visiting an epidemiologist’s graduation ceremony, where she even gave a short commencement address:

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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