What's the dealllll with strangers wanting to give you hugs?
Singer-songwriter Kesha spotted comedian-curmudgeon Jerry Seinfeld talking to a camera at a gala and decided it would be an ideal time to ask for a hug.
"I love you so much," she said. "Can I give you a hug?"
Seinfeld—being interviewed at the National Night of Laughter and Song event at the Kennedy Center by Tommy McFly of DC's 94.7 Fresh FM—said, "No thanks."
She tried two more times. He again politely refused. She ran off in embarrassment.
"I don't who that was," Seinfeld said.
McFly clued him in and Seinfeld looked confused—the name clearly didn't ring any bells.
"Well," he said, "I wish her all the best."
Kesha eventually did get a hug from Ben Folds, a musician.
Kesha, Al Bawaba would like to offer you their sincerest condolences. We, too, have never succeeded in hugging Seinfeld, and the clock, as you'd say, is tik-tokking. Allow us to offer you the following rewrite for future concerts:
Wake up in the mornin' feelin' like a big hug (hey what's up girl)
Grab my teddy I squeeze him tight like a cat with a bug (let's go)
After I do I drown my woes with a bottle of Jack
'Cause otherwise I think of when Seinfeld didn't hug me back
You get the idea, Kesha. You're the songsmith.
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