AOC is ‘Animal Crossing’s’ newest favourite villager

  • US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined Nintendo’s smash hit island simulation game
  • The popular Democrat is visiting her fans’ islands to exchange fruit and pose for pictures
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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now playing 'Animal Crossing'.

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has just joined Nintendo’s smash hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons and she’s having lots of fun visiting the islands of her fans.

AOC detailed her first visits to other islands – what she's calling "House calls," a nod to her job in the US House of Representatives. She is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress and is a member of the Democratic Party. She is known as a strong advocate for universal healthcare, free public college and strong action on climate change.

On Thursday night, Ocasio-Cortez began those "House calls" in Animal Crossing, starting with a family of three.

The smash-hit Nintendo game has exploded in popularity, as millions of people shelter in place during the ongoing global pandemic.

Supporters were able to get in touch via Twitter direct messages – the first time Ocasio-Cortez has opened her DMs since last October.

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"Honestly never in my life did I think opening my DMs would grant me faith in humanity," she said, "but the brief window actually resulted in a lot of these messages being very wholesome. People are asking for surprise visits to their spouse's islands!! This is the love everyone deserves."

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