This photo has to be the greatest thing ever. Like ever ever. Yes, what you're seeing there is a person in a pizza place picking up the President (ha! say that three times fast).
But what the heck is going on there? Is it some sort of backward Heimlich maneuver because Obama choked on a piece of pepperoni? Nope. Michelle doesn't let him eat that crap. Are you crazy? Well, then is it a President-napping in progress? Is that dude actually trying steal the Prez? He sure isn't! And no, he's not trying to squeeze the "liberal" out of him either. No way, no how!
What you're seeing is pure, unadulterated LOVE for the President in the form of a great big giant bear hug of joy.
Earlier today, Obama dropped by Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Ft. Pierce, Florida where he met up with owner Scott Van Duzer. The two joked around a bit and the President commented on Van Duzer's big "guns." And soon after that, Van Duzer went in for a handshake that turned into playful guy-nudging that turned into hefty man hug. But Van Duzer -- a registered Republican who voted for Obama in 2008 and says he'll do so again come November -- wasn't satisfied yet. He then picked the President up right off the ground!
The President, of course, took the whole thing in stride. Maybe he gets this kind of extreme lovin' all the time on the road, I don't know. But he didn't even blink an eye. (Wonder if the Secret Service all grabbed for their weapons?). Van Duzer was clearly just overjoyed with excitement over meeting his extra-special guest, but OMG, the whole thing is the funniest thing ever to watch.
Obama even joked afterward, "Look at that! Man are you a powerlifter or what?" God, the Prez is just so extremely calm and cool.
Later Van Duzer told the press, "I don't vote party line, I vote who I feel comfortable with, and I do feel extremely comfortable with him." Um, you don't say ...
What do you think of this guy's bear hug -- too much or too adorable? And how about the way President Obama reacted?