Pizza Shop Owner Who Bear-Hugged Pres. Obama: ‘It Seemed Like I’d Known Him For Years’

Source: Laura Donovan / Mediaite

President Barack Obama received the warmest of welcomes during an unplanned Sunday stop to Florida’s Big Apple Pizza and Pasta, where surprised restaurant owner Scott Van Duzerwas so overcome with emotion and elation that he picked up the commander-in-chief during a “spur of the moment” bear hug. Don’t think the president was insulted or anything, though. Van Duzer said Monday that the embrace felt right and as if he’d known our nation’s leader for a long time.

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