New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
The magazine released its annual list Thursday.
A 9-year-old who Christie befriended after Superstorm Sandy wrote the accompanying essay about Christie.
Fourth-grader Ginjer Doherty recounted how the governor “told me not to worry — that my parents would take care of everything — and he looked very serious and sad, and he cried. He said he would be back to help out town.”
The 50-year-old Republican is frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2016.
Christie also made the list in 2011.
Christie was featured on the cover of Time in January, but complained at the time about a close-up photo captioned with the words “the boss.”