Donald Trump went to Lowell, Massachusetts on Monday night. Thousands of people showed up. None of them were as excited as Robin Roy.
That's Roy in the middle of the photo, taken by Reuters' Brian Snyder, above. And, yes, you might at first glance think she is horrified to see Trump, represented in this photo by his glowing mane of golden hair. (And, yes, it does remind me of how George Steinbrenner was portrayed in "Seinfeld.") But, you'd be wrong. Roy was, in fact, ecstatic to catch an up-close-and-personal glimpse of The Donald per Boston Globe photographer Keith Bedford.
— Keith Bedford (@keithbedford) January 5, 2016
Roy's priceless face is obviously the centerpiece of the Reuters photo. But there's plenty of other good stuff happening here too.
* The blonde woman to Roy's left appears to be edging away from her or Trump (or both). I am going to guess she is edging away from Trump -- starstruck? too crowded? -- because she has a "Obama, You're Fired -- Vote Trump 2016" t-shirt that matches the one Roy has on, suggesting they know each other.
* The woman just off of the blonde woman's right shoulder is the Everywoman; she's got her phone out and overhead poised to take a snap of Trump.
* The kid in the grey and white striped hoodie has the look on his face I always had in college when I was trying (and failing) to get a bartender's attention to get a drink; "Hey man. Just look over here. Once. Please. Come on."
If you widen the frame slightly, a few of the other mysteries of the photo -- whose arm is that blocking Everywoman??? -- reveal themselves.
It's the tall, bearded dude of course! (Tall, bearded dudes are always getting in your way, am I right?)
Also revealed in the wider shot: 1) The Secret Service guy to Trump's right as he works the rope line and 2) the woman in the scarf and headband who seems more focused on Roy's reaction than that she is so close to Trump.
The only question is whether the Lowell photo tops this one taken at an Alabama Trump rally in August.
I can't choose. Can't we have a co-best?