Famous people really are like the rest of us. When they have a bad day – even if it’s a really, really bad day — they find solace in their pets.
Take Hillary Clinton. You know, the failed U.S. presidential candidate who (unexpectedly) lost Tuesday night to Donald Trump. In defeat, she took her dogs for a walk, no doubt to clear her head.
Voter Margot Gerster, who was feeling the same and took to the woods with her daughter for a hike, just happened to bump into Clinton in Chappaqua, New York.
“I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking,” Gerster wrote in a Facebook post today that has gone viral.
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, who was along for the walk, took the photo, by the way. Something Gerster said she had a tinge of regret about:
“I do wish I’d asked secret service to take one so he could be in it!” she replied on her post.
Here’s her full post about the unexpected encounter:
“Ive been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. 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. As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her. She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I’m not one for signs but I think ill definitely take this one. So proud. #iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting#lightfollowsdarkness”
Photo Bill Clinton/Margot Gester/Facebook