Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson told it like it is when a child reporter asked following Tuesday’s debate if she had a pet.

“I had a cat. And the cat died,” the author and activist responded to the young questioner, trailed by television cameras.

Video of the exchange is now going viral on Twitter:

Young reporter to @marwilliamson: “Do you have a pet?”@marwilliamson to young reporter: “I had a cat and the cat died.”

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) July 31, 2019

The clip cut off before Williamson revealed any further details of the death.

But the self-styled candidate’s response set Twitter alight:

She’s not afraid to share hard truths about life and death. The leader we need.

— Pete Valdez (@Pete_T_V) July 31, 2019

Maybe “no” or “not at the moment” would have sufficed. 🤦‍♂️

— Rap Bastardz 🌊 (@RapBastardz) July 31, 2019

The cat is America. She was teaching through allegory.

— Fred, dark psychic force of collectivized hatred (@AliasNestor1) July 31, 2019

Marianne Williamson's cat ≠ Schrödinger's cat

— Dominic Chu (@TheDomino) July 31, 2019

tfw Marianne Williamson brutally introduces you to the concept of loss and mortality but you also appreciate her candor.

— Brendel (@Brendelbored) July 31, 2019

"She tells it like it is"

— Paul Telfer (@PaulTelfer) July 31, 2019

— Ms. Waffles🦉🌱 (@bunsOFplaydough) July 31, 2019

Marianne Williamson has that C.L.E. Cat Lady Energy.

— Kiki Intarasuwan (@kintarasu) July 31, 2019 RELATED… Sanders Threw His Hands Up During The Debate And A Brilliant Meme Was Born Anderson Cooper Hits Trump With Biblical Part Of His Inauguration Speech Late-Night TV Hosts Highlight Strangest And Funniest Parts Of Democratic Debate Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus

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