“Thank you, Hillary!”
Hillary Clinton may not have won the presidency, but her supporters were still thankful for her this Thanksgiving. They showed their appreciation by placing signs near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., on Thursday. One colorful message read, “Thank you, Hillary!” Another read, “You are loved.” One even called the Democratic candidate an “American hero.”
Clinton took notice of the display and tweeted a photo, calling the gesture “heartwarming” and writing, “Thank you to all of you who did this. Happy Thanksgiving.”
I was greeted by this heartwarming display on the corner of my street today. Thank you to all of you who did this. Happy Thanksgiving. -H pic.twitter.com/b69mW3Oqbf
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 24, 2016
Much like the chalk messages written on the sidewalk outside Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn earlier this month, this show of gratitude was the work of a very young supporter — a 6-year-old boy named Liam. According to Politico, Liam cried when Clinton lost the election and was disappointed afterward to see only one sign near her home.
“Liam said there ‘should be lots and lots of signs,’ because ‘she’s probably even sadder than me,’ ” his mother reportedly wrote in a message to friends encouraging them to lend their support. She told Politico, “We got some posters emailed to us and a few dropped off. Liam and I made some, too.”
Clinton has been spotted out and about several times in the weeks since the election. Earlier this week, a Rhode Island bookstore employee snapped a photo with her. She also posed with supporters while shopping for groceries the day before Thanksgiving.
— Linda (@lindapmgbosco) November 23, 2016
Clinton was reportedly at the store with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and her grandson Aidan. One shopper, Brittany Valente, told NBC that Clinton at one point said, “We must stay strong together no matter what. Thank you for your support.”