No matter how you felt about President Obama’s State of the Union address, we can all agree this guy won the night.
Alejandro Renteria, a legislative correspondent for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, jumped into Obama’s receiving line after the speech and got the president to sign his tie.
Renteria told BuzzFeed News he has worked on the Hill since 2013, and through his office was given the opportunity to watch the State of the Union on the floor.
Renteria said that after the speech, he saw other Hill staffers shaking hands with Obama and realized he had the chance to have a "memorable moment" with the president.
"As the president was about to exit the House Floor, I asked him 'Mr. President, could you sign my tie?'" Renteria said. "And he responded with a smile and said 'Oh no, you don't want me to do that.' and I looked at him and said 'Yes I do, Mr. President.' He actually signed my tie and smiled back as he exited the floor."
Renteria said he received many calls and texts from people asking him if he saw the guy get his tie signed, without realizing it was him.
“It was one of the greatest honors to meet President Obama and a very special moment that I will never forget,” he said.
Rock on, tie guy!
Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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