Girls of all ages see themselves in Vice President Kamala Harris
When Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office, spirits of many girls, mothers and grandmothers across the globe were lifted.
Anusha Vaish, 10, of Eastchester, says it's hard for her to believe that a woman hasn't ever been elected to the country's highest office. She insists that after Wednesday, there is no looking back.
"I would tell her that she's an inspiration and that she's doing an amazing thing for women and girls," she said.
Harris is the first South Asian, first Black American and the first woman to be vice president.
"I liked it because it was time for a change," said Chloe Andre, 7, from Yonkers. "It's an opportunity for me to be like Kamala Harris."
Also moved by the inauguration was Anya Puri, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School.
"It's emotional for everyone, especially women of color in general, because they haven't seen anyone like them in that position before," Puri said. "It's a symbol of hope for the future.
When asked if she thinks she could be vice president, Andre said, "No, I think I can be president!"