An employee at Franklin Barbecue in
Austin, Texas got a gay-supportive fist bump from President Barack
Obama on Thursday.
According to The
Austin Chronicle, Daniel Rugg Webb was working the eatery's
cash register when the president approached to pay for his $300 tab.
Webb, a musician and comedian, slapped
the counter and shouted, “Equal rights for gay people.”
“Are you gay?” Obama asked.
“Only when I have sex,” Webb
“That's when he laughed and said,
'Bump me,'” Webb told the paper.
A photo of the pair bumping fists
quickly went viral on social media.
“It was just a lucky day to be the
register girl,” Webb added.
In comments to BuzzFeed,
he added: “As a comedian, it was cool to have a moment where I was
making a sitting president laugh – over something that might be
considered inappropriate is a bonus.”
(Photo courtesy of Doug Mills,