It turns out America really does run on Dunkin'.
As Democratic leaders staged a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday morning, demanding a vote on gun-control legislation from their Republican counterparts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came to show her solidarity that afternoon, arms over-flowing with boxes of fried treats. Hailing from Massachusetts—home to the original Dunkin' Donuts——the senator reportedly received a hero's welcome in the House, with Democrats breaking out into applause when they saw her carrying the snacks.
The sit-in has been gaining attention on social media thanks to the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak, and Warren, who also celebrated her 67th birthday on Wednesday, shared photos of her delivery on Twitter.
While the nation has long been deadlocked over the issue of gun reform—and President Barack Obama has been forced to give 14 speeches following 14 mass shootings since taking office in 2008—Democrats' latest push for legislation was sparked by a grizzly massacre in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people were gunned down at a gay night club. Twenty-two hours into the sit-in, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) adjourned for a recess that will last through July 5. But as of Thursday morning, 10 to 20 Democrats, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), remained seated on the chamber floor, continuing to protest for a vote on gun control.
Warren's colleague's shared photos from the scene, expressing their appreciation for the food she brought.
Supportive constituents and other elected officials also sent the protestors snacks to keep them going, ranging from Pop-Tarts, to pizza, to peanut butter cups.