1. Handsy

    Republican Voter Bear-Hugs Obama

    President Barack Obama, right, is picked-up and lifted off the ground by Scott Van Duzer, left, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during an unannounced stop, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

    When Obama stopped at Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Orlando, Fla., he probably wasn't expecting such a physical welcome. “Everybody look at these guns,” said Obama, pointing at owner Scott Van Duzer. “If I eat your pizza, will I look like that?” Suddenly, Van Duzer embraced the president in a bear hug, lifting him up off the ground. “Man, are you a powerlifter or what?” Obama said once he was put down. Apparently the 6-foot-3 restaurant owner, who was getting a visit because of his blood donation campaign, asked permission from the Secret Service first who said it was fine by them as long as he "didn't take [Obama] away."

    Read it at The Washington Post