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4-Year-Old Mayor Wins Reelection (and Our Hearts)

Adorable 4-year-old wins reelection -- as his town's mayor!

Meet 4-year-old Bobby Tufts: a soon-to-be preschooler with a love of chocolate ice cream and fishing. He also just so happens to be the mayor of Dorset, Minn.—for the second year running.

Yep, you read that right.

Little Bobby first charmed his way into voters' hearts last year, when at just 3 years old, he ran for office and won. This year, he nabbed the coveted title again, when his name was pulled out of a hat and he was declared mayor once more.

In case this all has you scratching your head (as it well should), the title of "mayor" in Dorset is an honorary one, announced each year at the town's Taste of Dorset Festival. The tiny town, which calls itself the restaurant capital of the world, is home to a population of just 22. (Though that number climbs to 28 when the minister's family is in town.) Residents can vote as many times as they like, paying $1 for each vote and casting their ballot in boxes set up around town.

But if you think Bobby's title is just for show, think again. The tiny tyke has actually used his position of power to do a lot of good so far—like organizing a walk this summer that raised $750 for charity. Next up on the agenda? Bobby has big plans for a snowshoe scavenger hunt this winter to raise funds for another good cause of his choosing.

Clearly, this kid's going places. Watch him in action in this clip:

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