Kamala Harris Has The Perfect Response To Winning The Election

Well, we finally have a president, after four of the longest days in recent memory (and considering as how it's 2020, that's saying a lot). And not only do we have a new president-elect, but we also have a new VP-to-be who will be the first "Momala" in the White House. Also the first woman, African American, Asian American... wow. So much history.

So what did the amazing Ms. Harris have to say to the long-awaited news of her and Biden's victory? At first she kept it short and simple, tweeting a short video clip of herself on the phone with her running mate (and our nation's next leader), saying: "We did it. We did it, Joe. You're going to be the next president of the United States." She then had a little something for the rest of us, too: another video, set to Ray Charles' "God Bless America" and showing a montage of our country in all its beautiful diversity. She captioned her message: "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started." (Yes, let's. But first, could somebody please pass the Kleenex? Just doing a little sobbing over here.)

The 'Second Gentleman' comes in for congrats, too

Shortly after hearing the news that he was about to become the United States' very first "first husband," Doug Emhoff tweeted his congrats to his wife, saying, "So proud of you" with a sweet photo of him giving her a big hug. Twitter collectively let out one giant "awww!!," before promptly breaking out in a lively (though not at all contentious) discussion of what his proper title should be. While "Second Gentleman" seemed to be a favorite, one Twitter user (obviously no fan of formality) said, "I vote for first dude Doug."

Much of the reaction, both to Harris' announcement and her hubby's response, consisted of exclamation points, emojis, and GIFs of confetti, fireworks, etc., so needless to say, "beyond thrilled" pretty much sums up the mood. Mr. Emhoff weighing in on his wife's win, after all, points up the fact that this win goes way beyond politics. As one Twitter user said of this history-making moment: "To the first Second Gentleman, congratulations! Now my children can see a biracial family at the top! It is so wonderful!"