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Still with her: Hundreds of fans greet Hillary Clinton at Fort Greene book signing

Spitting image: Grace Lafferty and her dad traveled all the way from Westchester County to see Hillary Clinton at Greenlight Books in Fort Greene on Wednesday.
Community News Group / Lauren Gill

Here’s what happened!

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton fans lined up outside a Fort Greene bookstore on Sept. 27 for her sold-out book signing.

Many admitted they were unsure about what to say to the former Secretary of State, but one youngster — donning a kiddie-sized white pantsuit — knew exactly how to greet the one-time first lady.

“I want to thank her for all that she does for girls,” said Grace Lafferty, who traveled from Westchester County with her dad to the event.

Clinton stopped by Greenlight Bookstore on Fulton Street as part of a promotional tour for her new book, “What Happened” which chronicles her experiences during the 2016 election.

The lucky few who snagged tickets spoke with the former pol as she autographed their books.

One little boy brought Clinton a letter, and another young girl who hugged her from across the table exclaimed “What just happened?” as she left the store.

And the former New York senator, smiling and engaged, repeatedly thanked her fans for coming.

“I’m so glad you came,” she said several times.

Outside, devotees chatted about their admiration for the presidential nominee.

And one woman declared her appearance as the marquee event of 2017.

“It’s the event of the year for me,” said Clinton Hill resident Marla Dekker.

Another admirer wanted to express her gratitude, but worried she would not be able to hold back tears.

“I just want to thank her for her service to her country,” said Fort Greene denizen Kathy Urbina. “I hope I don’t cry.”

Greenlight Bookstore [686 Fulton St. near S. Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 246–0200, www.greenlightbookstore.com].

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
All smiles: Hillary Clinton told attendees that she was “so glad” they came to the event.
Community News Group / Lauren Gill

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