During this time of social distancing due to coronavirus, there have been very few opportunities for politicians to get in front of their supporters. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seemed to find a solution to this problem.
Through playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Ocasio-Cortez has been dropping by players’ islands to say hello to players of the game.
Ocasio-Cortez had to get some help from her followers on Twitter, asking if anyone knew how she could leave a note to players on their islands.
Hi there! Very new to this.
I would like to visit random people’s islands and leave a doodle or note on their bulletin board.
Can I do that? If so, how?
Should I open my DMs for the first time since the Zuckerberg hearing for the Dodo codes?? https://t.co/pQlm0ES1cM
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 7, 2020
She has since been chronicalizing her time playing the game on Twitter as well.
For Ocasio-Cortez, as well as other players, this experience has been really positive in these crazy times. “People are asking for surprise visits to their spouse’s islands!!” said Ocasio-Cortez. “This is the love everyone deserves.”
Ocasio-Cortez has not been the first celebrity to come out and say that they have been playing the popular Nintendo Switch game, as Brie Larson, Danny Trejo, and Elijah Wood have all admitted that they are playing.