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Oprah's mystery man revealed

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

(WFLX) - You may have seen Oprah Winfrey crying the other night during Senator Barack Obama's victory speech. But, did you know she was crying on the shoulder of a perfect stranger?

His identity has been a mystery. But CNN's Jeanne Moos tracked down the human hanky.

No one present at the Obama victory speech is likely to forget it. But the guy Oprah Winfrey was leaning on really won't forget it. You know when you're on plane or a train or somewhere and some stranger falls asleep on your shoulder?

Well that's kind of what happened to the mystery man. He became Oprah's hanky. Now lots of TV personalities cried over Obama's victory. Even funnyman, Stephen Colbert, seemed to wipe away a tear or two.

But Oprah really let go... on a stranger. "I don't know who this guy is. Friends called me and asked, and i go, 'I don't know him.'"

Neither did Jesse Jackson, but, at least, Jesse cried from a distance... not Oprah. At one point, sobbing on his shoulder. "Mascara everywhere. Anyway, thank you Mr. Man for letting me cry on your shoulder."

So, naturally, everybody started asking "Who was Oprah leaning on?"

We spied these five words: "His name is Sam Perry."

End of mystery. Sam Perry is an investor and was communications director at Silicon Valley for Obama.

Though he wouldn't communicate with us when we left messages, he's donated thousands of dollars to Obama and other Democrats.

No wonder he got primo position along with Oprah. So, for at least one night, 'Sam the Hanky belonged to Oprah.

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