This Is a Photo of the President Being Lifted in the Air by a Powerful Hug (UPDATED)

Doug Mills of the New York Times tweeted this photo of Barack Obama getting lifted in the air by Big Apple Pizza owner (and bear hug enthusiast) Scott Van Duzer.

Not to be outdone, Joe Biden posed with a female biker sitting on his lap. Here's that AP photo, care of BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski.

More ridiculous campaign photo ops, please.

UPDATE:
The bear hugger is a Republican, but he's voting for Obama.

[Images via Doug Mills, AP]