Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzEl Chapo's lawyer fires back at Cruz: 'Ludicrous' to suggest drug lord will pay for wall Democrats have a chance of beating Trump with Julian Castro on the 2020 ticket Poll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again MORE ran into each other at an airport in Houston, Texas, where they reportedly cordially greeted each other days after a contentious midterm Senate race.

Tiffany Easter, a Texas A&M student in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, captured photos of the two former rivals posing with a group of people at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Tuesday.


Easter wrote on Facebook that O’Rourke noticed Cruz waiting for the same flight and walked over to congratulate him on his re-election campaign.

“It was the first time they had seen each other since the election and the entire conversation was both of them talking about how they could move forward together,” Easter wrote. “The Texas Senate race was one of the most contested and most watched in the nation. Today we literally watched them come together. This is America.”

Easter’s posts about her experience with the two politicians on social media have since gone viral. 

The college student told The Hill that the more she reflects on the attention the story has gotten, the more “it confirms that America is craving encounters like this. A simple handshake and conversation can go a long way.”

“America needs good stories like this to show we’re only divided if we choose to be and I hope people take this example, as simple as it is, and pass it forward,” she added.