WATCH: President Obama Gets A Bear Hug From Pizza Shop Owner Scott Van Duzer

President Obama stopped at Big Apple Pizza in Florida recently.  Muscly-armed Big Apple owner Scott Van Duzer was so excited to see the President that he gave him a big bear hug.  Van Duzer is 6’3″ and weighs 260 pounds.  Van Duzer considers himself as being a Republican and has been commended by the White House for the charity that he runs to collect blood for people that are sick.  President Obama said:

“One of the reasons we wanted to stop by, is Scott has been doing unbelievable work out of this pizza shop in promoting the importance of donating blood. He has set some records here in Florida, he has received commendations from the White House, our surgeon general. He has galvanized and mobilized the local community and he’s educated kids and folks all across the country on this issue. And so this is an example of somebody who’s doing well, but he’s also giving back and so we just want to say how proud we are of him. I’m still wondering how he got these biceps but what we know is that the guy’s got a big heart along with big pecs.”

Van Duzer said that usually he votes Republican, but he voted for Obama in 2008 and he plans to vote for him again.  Van Duzer said:

“I got goosebumps. I’m so excited and just overwhelmed — just overwhelmed when I saw him. Blown away…  I believe he’s as passionate as I am. I’m a very passionate person, and just to see his enthusiasm, that’s what it’s about.”

Check out the video below:


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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