Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Ahead of her one-minute address at the virtual Democratic National Convention next week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reunited with her 2nd-grade teacher to get the much-needed motivation to make each of those 60 seconds count. When the outspoken progressive Democrat took to Twitter to eloquently acknowledge the limited time slot, Ocasio-Cortez did not expect her second-grade teacher's reply.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an apt poem for the occasion by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, "I have only just a minute." While many debated the short time slot given to Ocasio-Cortez instead of a prime time slot, one person had complete faith in the New York lawmaker.

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'You've got this'

Taking Ocasio-Cortez down a very long memory lane, her second-grade teacher replied to the tweet, assuring her that she's got it.

"You've got this," her teacher, whose Twitter handle name is @MJacobs, replied to Ocasio-Cortez. "Remember all those poems we recited together in 2nd grade? It was prep for this moment. You've got this," she further added.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Those were some strong words of comfort and confidence, and they sure didn't miss Ocasio-Cortez's attention to the extent that the congresswoman remembered her second-grade teacher.

"Ms. Jacobs! Is that you?!" Ocasio-Cortez replied with a crying emoji. "Yes, I do remember the poems we recited in second grade! You prepared me perfectly for this moment."

Then she went on to add: "Thank you for teaching me, encouraging my growth, and believing in me as a child."

The emotional ride wasn't over.

'You're my superhero'

The emotional ride continued and Ms Jacobs assured Ocasio-Cortez that she's always been there to support her. It was a moment of pride for Ocasio-Cortez when her teacher called her "superhero."

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"Yes, yes!!! It's me! I'm here. I've been here. (Trying to reach you for the past 2 years...)You are my superhero! I want to give you a hug when hugs are safe again. Always always here for you. xoxoxoxoxo"

What's better than making your teacher so proud that they look at you as their superhero. Ocasio-Cortez is clearly filled with confidence after reconciling with her teacher after more than two decades.