The photo was shared by Tiffany Easter. She said she was waiting for a flight from Houston to Washington, D.C. for a cyber conference when she saw O'Rourke walk over to Cruz and congratulate him on winning the race. She said it was the first time they'd seen each other since the election.
She wrote on Twitter: "@BetoORourke & @tedcruz, thank you for showing us the best of America today @ IAH. Thanks for the conversation, courage, humility, and inspiration. Post-election doesn’t mean the conversation and civic engagement stops—in fact, it means the opposite. Thanks for your public service!"
"I've followed politics my entire life," Easter said in an interview Wednesday. "I've worked on campaigns. And you know, unity is what I like to see in candidates."