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The best emotional Twitter reactions to Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech

Democratic National Convention: Day Four Alex Wong/Getty Images

Watching Hillary Clinton become the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention was emotional for many observers — sometimes unexpectedly so.

Some talked about how they feel this has been a long time coming for women:

To others, it felt like a symbolic triumph over the decades of sexism that Clinton put up with, and that women in general have put up with for centuries.

Further reading:

Hillary Clinton on the nomination of a woman