Margot Gerster happened to bump into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a walk in Chappaqua, New York, on Nov. 9.
Clinton posed for a picture with Gerster who had been depressed over Clinton's loss in the election the day before. Gerster subsequently posted the picture on Facebook, noted the New York Post, with this recollection:
I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing.
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. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her.
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She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I’m not one for signs but I think ill definitely take this one. So proud. #iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate#keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness.
Gerster became a social media celebrity, but confirmed to the New York Post on Nov. 14 that she had received death threats over the picture.
"I don’t want to discuss this anymore," Gerster told the newspaper. "This story needs to go away. It got a lot of positive feedback from a lot of people, but I don’t want this to add on to this [blowback], I don’t want to fuel the fire."
Gerster did not say if she had reported the threats to police.
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The New Castle police said on Nov. 14 that there were no records of Gerster filing a complaint.