Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang became visibly emotional when discussing gun violence during the Everytown gun safety town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
Yang was asked a question by a woman named Stephanie about preventing unintentional shootings by children.
Stephanie said she lost her 4-year-old daughter when she was struck and killed by a stray bullet in March 2011.
Her son, the girl’s twin, witnessed it.
When Stephanie finished her question, Yang asked the moderator if it was okay if he went to give her a hug.
As he came back up on stage, he got emotional, saying he imagined the situation involving his two sons.
The exchange came less than a week after a masked gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine and injured 27 early Sunday morning.
Last weekend also saw a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 dead and more than two dozen wounded.