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It is so on! New Jersey Senator Cory Booker recently chatted about his budding friendship with Mindy Kaling and he literally couldn’t stop complimenting her!

A reminder: Their relationship first began via Twitter after Booker called out The Mindy Project for dissing Newark. The conversation that followed was simply adorable.

Although it’s been about a month since their interaction first took place, the two apparently still haven’t set a date their New Jersey rendezvous. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Booker explained,

“She hasn’t yet. I mean, she’s a busy person . . . so we’ll see what happens in the future.”

But Booker insists that it’s nothing romantic, simply one awesome person admiring another.

“I want to sort of take the romantic aspect out of it and talk more about how she’s amazing. Her show gave a little dis to Newark, and I’m a big defender of cities, and so I called her out on it. Not only did she say, hey, this is her character, not [her personal insult], but then she agreed to come over to Newark, New Jersey.”

But he didn’t stop there!

He continued,

“This is just somebody I really revere and have just a reverence for in terms of her impact that she is making in so many ways. Just not only with women, people of color—so much visibility. She’s just an extraordinary force, and someone I have a lot of respect for. So, to have her come to my city to see it and to bring her spotlight there is a wonderful thing. I just think she’s a really wonderful person, that’s it. So all the romantic talk, put that aside, but let’s focus on a really extraordinary human being that I hope to get to New Jersey.”

We are totally down for this friendship! Mindy Kaling, if you’re listening, we will personally pay for your PATH ticket if that’s what it takes to make this happen.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to started Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. She’s currently obsessed with Vanderpump Rules, lipstick, and her kitty Tom.