President Obama Gets Carried Away by Florida Pizza Guy (Video)
|President Obama gets a big hug from Scott Van Duzer.|
But Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer isn't only the owner of a small restaurant.
He's the founder of the Van Duzer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps families in St. Lucie County, Florida, that are experiencing unforeseen tragedies. Van Duzer is a registered Republican, but that doesn't stop him from being a huge Obama supporter. To the Obama camp, this must have seemed like a good photo opportunity.
It turned into a great one!
CBS New captured the encounter, which starts out as your typical presidential visit but quickly turns awesome. As the president notices the size of Van Duzer -- "Look at those guns" -- he asks the larger-than-life pizza guy, "Scott, if I eat your pizza, will I look like you?"
Watch as a totally giddy Van Duzer first shakes hands... then hugs... then picks up the president (thankfully stopping short before planting a big fat kiss on Obama's head!)
Van Duzer might have found the key to Democrats and Republicans finally making peace... a slice of pizza topped with an extra helping of hugs.