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The story behind the Florida man who bear hugged President Obama



FORT PIERCE — After talking to MSNBC and Inside Edition, while waiting to be miked for Wolf Blitzer, Scott Van Duzer, 46, tried to fit in two slices of pepperoni pizza and a Gatorade on Monday during what had become the busiest day of his life.

"I've had over 300 calls already from all over the world, and it hasn't even been 24 hours yet," he said between bites.

"I'm just overwhelmed. I'm a big softie. I'm crying now."

Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, had no idea President Barack Obama and his 60-member entourage would stop by his Fort Pierce restaurant Sunday. (story here)

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:50pm]


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