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For the Hillary Clinton supporters who have been wondering how she is doing since delivering her painful concession speech on Wednesday morning, one mom in New York has an uplifting answer.
Margot Gerster took to Facebook on Thursday to say that she was feeling heartbroken over the election results and decided to take her daughters on her favorite hike in Chappaqua, N.Y. While hiking in the the Democratic nominee’s hometown, she bumped into none other than Hillary and Bill Clinton, who were taking their dogs for a walk on the same trail.
“I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking [my daughter] with me to vote for her,” Gerster writes. “She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk.”
Along with the caption is a photo of Gerster and her daughter with a casual-looking Clinton, who is seen smiling ear to ear.
During her concession speech, Clinton said the loss to President-elect Donald Trump would be painful for a long time, but she encouraged her supporters to never stop fighting. To the little girls watching, she said, “Never doubt you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
Gerster’s feelings of heartbreak echo many throughout the divided nation, as protests raged Wednesday night across U.S. cities and scores of public figures have come out to express their struggle with the results. Jennifer Lawrence penned an editorial encouraging everyone who isn’t a white male to let “this be the fire you didn’t have before.” Chelsea Handler broke down in tears on her Netflix show Chelsea before telling all women to “not give up.”
At the end of her post, Gerster wrote: “Now, I’m not one for signs but I think ill definitely take this one. So proud.”
The photo was up for three hours and already had 45,000 likes before it was made private.
The moment was first shared by NBC News producer Michael Cappetta on Twitter, who made a note that Bill Clinton was the one who snapped the pic.
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