Margot Gerster, Clinton Supporter Goes for a Hike to Relax After Election, and Runs Into Hillary Clinton.
A New York woman, sad over Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, decided to clear her head by taking her daughter for a walk in the woods Wednesday afternoon. As fate would have it, she bumped into Hillary and Bill Clinton who were also out hiking as well.
And before you can say “photo or it didn’t happen,” the woman, Margot Gerster, posted the picture of her with Hillary Clinton in the woods of Chappaqua, New York. The Clintons have a home in Chappaqua.
The photo, posted on her Facebook page had, by Thursday evening, garnered 47,000 likes and 3,700 shares.
The story had also been picked up by several websites including Mashable, Yahoo news and Vanity Fair. CBS News picked it up, and thousands of people tweeted and retweeted it on Twitter.
As Gerster, a Clinton supporter, wrote in the caption accompanying the photo that she had been feeling heartbroken over Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump the day before, and felt the best thing to do was to go for a hike with her daughter, Phoebe.
“So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” she wrote. “As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was.”
“She,” of course, was Hillary Clinton, who was accompanied by Bill Clinton, and their dogs.
Gerster reports the Clintons were “doing exactly the same thing I was.”
If the timeline is correct, Gerster bumped into the Clinton just a few hours after Hillary Clinton delivered a televised concession speech in New York City that was watched by millions.
“I got to hug her and talk to her,” she wrote. Gerster also told Hillary Clinton that one of her proudest moments as a mother was to bring her daughter to the polls to vote for her.
The Democratic nominee thanked her for her support, they hugged, and posed for a photo that the former president took with the camera on Gerster’s phone. She wrote she regretted not thinking to have one of the Secret Service agents take the photo in order to have Bill Clinton in the photo too.
“We exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk,” she wrote. “I’m not one for signs but I think I’ll definitely take this one.”