Woman takes hike to get away from Donald Trump's victory and runs into Hillary Clinton

'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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A mother from New York who was left “heartbroken” by the US presidential election result was given a shock when she ran into Hillary Clinton during a morning hike.

Margot Gerster was strolling with her young daughter in the woods in Chappaqua, New York, when she unexpectedly encountered the Democratic candidate walking her dogs.

“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,” Mrs Gerster wrote on Facebook.

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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.

“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.

“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 I'll definitely take this one. So proud.”

Mrs Gerster posted a picture with Hillary taken by the latter's obliging husband Bill and signed off her message with the hashtag #iamstillwithher, a twist on Mrs Clinton’s famous campaign slogan ‘I’m With Her’.

The Clintons are known to own a property in Chappaqua, situated around 30 miles north of New York City.

Mrs Clinton delivered an emotional concession speech in New York on Wednesday morning, urging voters to keep an “open mind” and telling young women not to “lose hope”.

The Democratic candidate won the popular vote by 47.7% to 47.43% but it was her opponent Donald who won the most electoral college votes and will become president in January.

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