Watch Obama Embrace A Woman Whose Brother Died In Afghanistan

A tender moment.

President Obama was stopped by a woman whose brother died in Afghanistan Tuesday. Obama met the woman with at Wynkoop Brewing Company during a stop in Denver with an embrace and gave her a challenge coin usually reserved for veterans.

“I’m so sorry,” President Obama said hugging the woman, identified as Kalynne May Arrick from Tyler, Texas.

The women left the bar with with teary eyes, showing off the challenge coin that Obama had just given her, according to the White House pool report.

Arrick’s brother, Marine Sgt. Kenneth May, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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