President Donald Trump visited North and South Carolina on Wednesday to meet with families displaced by Hurricane Florence, which killed at least 37 people, some of them children.
While handing out food to families in need, a young boy named Tucker approached him for a hug.
President Trump stretched out his arms and gave Tucker a hug — to the applause and delight of the volunteer workers, reported Breitbart.
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“I think I’m gonna cry,” said an elderly worker standing behind them, after watching the president embrace Tucker and then pat him on the back, according to reporting from The Daily Caller.
During the trip, the president pledged the government would “do whatever we have to do to make this perfect.”
The president took part in a joint briefing with Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina, who thanked him for the visit.
“Thank you, Mr. President, for coming to North Carolina as our rescue and recovery continues,” the governor said. “Our state took a gut punch, and our people are still reeling,” reported ABC News.
Afterward, the president visited a local church — and helped hand out meals to local residents affected by the storm’s wrath.
Trump then went to New Bern, North Carolina, which was devastated by the storm, and he spent some time talking with local residents.
He said, “To those who lost loved ones, America grieves with you and our hearts break for you. God bless you. We will never forget your loss. We will never leave your side.”