Hillary Clinton greeted with 'American hero' sign at the end of her street on Thanksgiving

Thanks to the efforts of a six-year-old fan Liam

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Hillary Clinton's recovery from such a bruising election is being helped by a six-year-old boy who left signs at the bottom of her street praising her as an "American hero". 

The former Democrat nominee and Secretary of State returned to her home in Chappaqua, New York to find signs of encouragement, support and thanks for her presidential campaign efforts. 

Upset Ms Clinton had lost to Donald Trump, Liam and his mother then rallied the efforts family friends to pay tribute to her in a montage moments from her front door, according to Politico.

“Liam said there ‘should be lots and lots of signs’ because ‘she’s probably even sadder than me’”, his mother reportedly said in a note sent to friends calling for help. “So he wants to go back and leave lots of signs on Thanksgiving to say thank you, show support, love and encouragement.”

Ms Clinton was clearly touched by the gesture and shared a picture of the "heartwarming" signs on Twitter on Thursday.

The 69-year-old has largely been absent from the public eye since her shock defeat just over a fortnight ago. 

Aside from one speech where she spoke of the temptation to retreat into herself and “curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again”, Ms Clinton has only been spotted by supporters in everyday situations including hiking with her dogs and visiting bookstores, posing for pictures with fans that later went viral.

The latest Hillary-sighting happened on Wednesday when the former First Lady was spotted with Bill doing last minute food shopping ahead of Thanksgiving. She posed for photos while her former president husband was “busy looking at cheese”, NBC reports.