Madalyn Starkey's picture with President Obama during his visit to The Sink in Boulder. Courtesy: Madalyn Starkey.
So she says she did what she typically does.
"That's my face in about 95 percent of my pictures," she said with a grin on Tuesday.
She knows what you're thinking. That's President Barack Obama standing right next to her, the single most powerful person on the planet. And there she is, pointing at him, mouth agape and eyes wide open.
That's just the kind of person she is, she explains.
On Tuesday afternoon, when President Obama sauntered into The Sink restaurant on University Hill in Boulder before his speech at the Coors Events Center, Starkey says she decided it was the perfect opportunity to capture the moment.
She never thought at that moment that her face was on the verge of going viral.
"I think I have 300 more followers on Twitter which is cool. I don't even know how to use it," she said.
Truth be told, it was her boyfriend from Australia whose actions led to the now famous photograph.
"I did take the picture... unfortunately," James Healey said.
He's joking - a little.
Shortly after he took the photo of Starkey and the president, he posed for a picture with Obama himself. Starkey took the picture.
"It's a little blurry," Healey joked.
That picture has yet to make the rounds on the Internet.
Brothers Mark and Chris Heinritz have owned the quintessential Boulder eatery and bar for 20 years. They say they got less than a 20 minute-heads up that the president was on his way on Tuesday.
"You don't know who is going to walk through the door anymore," Chris Heinritz said.
The Sink has already changed the name of the pizza the president ordered. The Sinkza (a pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, black olive and onion pizza) is now known as the POTUS Pie.
"When the president orders it, he can have the name," Mark Heinritz said
Obama even did the traditional signing at the restaurant, leaving his signature on the restaurant's wall.
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