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Emotional moment for John Kasich in South Carolina

Ohio Gov.  John Kasich had an emotional interaction with a supporter during a town hall meeting Thursday in Clemson, South Carolina.

Brett Smith, a 21-year-old from Newnan, Georgia, described a recent string of hardships in his life including the suicide of a close family friend, his parents' divorce and his father losing a job.

Smith tells Kasich he was in a "really dark place" before finding hope in the Lord and in his friends. He says, "And now I found it in my presidential candidate, and I really appreciate what it is that you've been talking about."

Smith went on to say "I would really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about."

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Kasich hugged the young man and said "As I have been out here this is not unusual."

Kasich said he has heard stories like Smith's all across the country.

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