This article originally appeared on Time.
In a case of life imitating art, Mindy Kaling and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker may have just started a romance — or at the very least, a beautiful friendship — on Twitter, in a series of events that seem more fitting for the rom-com heavy plotlines of Kaling’s show The Mindy Project.
It all began when Booker sent Kaling a tweet that playfully called out her character Mindy Lahiri’s shoutout to Booker and her apparent negative view of Newark in a recent episode, while still reassuring Kaling that he loved her despite the gentle criticism. Kaling responded with equal enthusiasm and affection, telling Booker that the love was “mutual!”
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Booker seized this opportunity to ask Kaling to join him for dinner in Newark — and was rewarded with an affirmative tweet from Kaling, who said that she would have to find a PATH train schedule.
Booker, however, ever the gentleman, told Kaling that he would send her a car. If that’s not romance, then nothing is.