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Presidential Bear-Hugger Scott Van Duzer Talks To Fresh 102.7 About Meeting, Hugging Obama

President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, September 9, 2012. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, September 9, 2012. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Scott Van Duzer is the owner of Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida.

And that just happens to be the pizza place President Barack Obama decided to stop into for a slice during his bus tour.

Scott was so excited to meet the president – in spite of being a registered Republican – that he picked the president up into a bear hug that lifted him right off his feet!

Click here to see the video of the hug, and to hear from Van Duzer himself, courtesy of our friends at Fresh 102.7 FM.

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