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Woman goes for post-election walk in woods, bumps into Clinton doing the same

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How’s this for a calming post-election walk?

A “heartbroken” Hillary Clinton supporter who said she was taking a relaxing hike in Chappaqua, N.Y., after Tuesday’s election apparently bumped into Clinton doing the same thing.

Margot Gerster posted a photo of herself with the Democratic nominee, who was defeated by Republican Donald Trump in the general election, on her personal Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

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In her post, Gerster said she took her daughters hiking as a way to unwind after she was feeling “so heartbroken” over the election.

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“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,” Gerster wrote in her post.

Gerster, who lists White Plains as her place of residence, said that she hugged Clinton and told her that taking her daughter to vote for her was “one of my most proudest moments as a mother.”

“She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk,” Gerster wrote, also noting that she took the chance meeting as a sign.

In an interview with CNN Thursday night, Gerster said Clinton seemed “as well as anybody could be” a day after her concession speech.

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“She couldn’t have been any nicer,” Gerster told CNN anchor Erin Burnett. “She was very warm, and asked me about my daughter and where I was from. It was very pleasant, nothing too serious.”

Gerster also noted with a laugh that Bill Clinton was the one who took the picture.