Freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a constant subject of mockery by conservative media ever since her surprising victory, who often target her for her age and lack of experience.
But the Democratic Congresswoman has also proved to be a force to be reckoned with and received endless amount of positive messages from supporters cheering her on to make positive changes in Congress.
The plaque outside of her office became a magnet for encouragement, with hundreds of colorful Post-its symbolizing a better future under her guidance.
Recently, the 29-year-old was asked to remove the inspirational adhesives.
So in memoriam, AOC posted a photo of the Post-it wall in its former state outside her office.
"RIP our post-it wall :(," she wrote in Tuesday's tweet.
"We were told it had to be taken down..."
But she assured us that the notes of encouragement are not gone forever.
"We moved it inside instead."
RIP our post-it wall :( We were told it had to be taken down... So we moved it inside instead 🤗 https://t.co/qw3RMfPDeU— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1549992251.0
These are the colors of support and love.
Of course, her critics couldn't resist noting how childish the Post-it wall was to begin with, comparing the display to that of a "dorm room" and a "kindergarten classroom."
Nice try, guys.
Her supporters came through and challenged the haters.
@derek_mafs @AOC So using office supplies.... at an office..... is childish to you? Lol— light pink (@light pink)1549992654.0
@mikaylaaa118 @Parkesandrec1 @derek_mafs @pinkybunnie_ Ted Cruz literally read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate Flo… https://t.co/hyXxAjVsof— Chuck Taylor (@Chuck Taylor)1549996844.0
@EqualOppCynic @ConnorR00ney @AOC They're literally mad that she's young and popular lmfao— Cassie (@Cassie)1549992525.0
@AOC Why are we banning walls of love and building walls of hate?— Abu Kareem (@Abu Kareem)1549992357.0
It's worth mentioning that the mosaic-like presentation of love was not the Congresswoman's doing.
It stood as a testament to her constituents' faith in her.
"It just appeared one day. Some mothers came by & left 2-3 encouraging notes on my plaque," she explained after some inquiry about the display.
"We left them up, bc it was great to read those little encouraging words every morning."
"Soon, more post-its came. It became a little ritual for the public, so we left stacks out for people."
It just appeared one day. Some mothers came by & left 2-3 encouraging notes on my plaque. We left them up, bc it w… https://t.co/F3uTzfVMGX— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1549992759.0
The fate of the Post-its was hardly surprising.
@AOC Ahh, so something amazing happened between officials and the public and you were told to take it down? Sounds about right, sadly.— Attackturkey (@Attackturkey)1549992881.0
@Attackturkey @AOC No permit for beautiful acts of appreciation occurring organically and without the approval of a… https://t.co/lwWAjCPHBP— Less Whine More Tines (@Less Whine More Tines)1550000464.0
@AOC So you astroturfed it? Of course.— Mark Dice (@Mark Dice)1549993385.0
@AOC Let’s get encouraging electric post-it’s trending for @AOC... #PostItsForAlex https://t.co/ODOqn9kQQ1— Rosario✈️🗽 (@Rosario✈️🗽)1549997716.0
@AOC Imagine! A Politician actually connecting with the American People! No wonder you were forced to take it down.— realnowthenzen (@realnowthenzen)1549993245.0
Suggestions to preserve a wonderful concept came pouring in.
@AOC Can I recommend poster frames hung outside your office? Then, when each is full of post-its the plexi goes bac… https://t.co/5uPt8Mr3DF— April White Books (@April White Books)1549993189.0
@AOC Can't come to your door. How about an electric one! https://t.co/Tmne5wMRnL— Mark Potochnik (@Mark Potochnik)1549993245.0
@AOC Make it a movement. Get with Post-It and have them donate Post-Its to schools. Spread positivity.— Incredible Sausage (@Incredible Sausage)1549992862.0
@AOC I think it would be fun to put a potable room-divider wall in the hall for people to use during business hours… https://t.co/DIEpclHbXY— I support #ADOS #AmericanDOS #Tangibles 🌹🐶🐈✡️✏️ (@I support #ADOS #AmericanDOS #Tangibles 🌹🐶🐈✡️✏️)1549993188.0
The edict to remove the display in the first place remains puzzling.
@AOC You should not have been asked to take it down. It’s a reminder that good people are valued by those who feel… https://t.co/4zfcdoWwu9— zenmd (@zenmd)1549994178.0
But the accolades will never go away.
@AOC What a beautiful representation of both your support and the work ahead!— Paul Loewen (@Paul Loewen)1549994254.0
@AOC I'll leave my encouraging word here: You Go! You are making a difference and we're all so grateful and hopeful because of you!— No wall-dumpTrump (@No wall-dumpTrump)1549992933.0
@AOC You are the ROCK STAR of politics. KEEP IT UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!— End The Oligarchy (@End The Oligarchy)1550003660.0
Whether it's out for all to see or in the confines of AOC's office, the encouraging Post-its will continue to convey that positivity always sticks.