Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke meet for first time since election on flight from Houston

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke on same flight together
A photo going viral showing former rivals Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz together after boarding the same flight from Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz were rivals in one of the most contested races this election cycle.

The race got heated during debates and in attack ads. But now that it is over, it seems like unity is the theme.

A photo on Twitter shows both O'Rourke and Cruz posing with a group of people at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Tiffany Easter says she was in Houston about to board a flight to Washington D.C. when she noticed Cruz and O'Rourke were on the same flight.

She says O'Rourke noticed Cruz sitting down and walked over to congratulate him on his re-election.

She also managed to grab a pre-flight photo with them.

"The Texas Senate race was one of the most contested and most watched in the nation," Easter wrote on Facebook. "Today we literally watched them come together. This is America. This is good. This is wholesome. This is why I love and do what I do..."