Woman runs into Hillary Clinton while hiking in Chappaqua

Former President Bill Clinton applauds as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Feeling heartbroken about the results of Tuesday's election, Margot Gerster decided to take her daughters for a hike to clear their minds and relax. She didn't know that hike would end with her meeting her presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Gerster posted a photo of her with the former candidate and Secretary of State to Facebook. She said she took her daughters to one of their favorite places in Chappaqua, N.Y., the same town where the Clintons live. After a "beautiful and relaxing" hike, Gerster said they heard some rustling coming their way.

"As I stepped into the clearing, there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing the exact same thing 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," Gerster wrote.



Here's what Gerster's post said:

"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"

Gerster and Clinton exchanged a brief conversation and hugged, and then parted ways. Gerster wrote that the encounter left her feeling better than she had since election night.

"Now, I'm not one for signs but I think ill [sic] definitely take this one. So proud. #iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness," she wrote.
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