05/09/2014 11:03 am ET Updated May 09, 2014

Obama To Heckler: 'You Kind Of Screwed Up My Ending'

President Barack Obama received an unexpected declaration of love Thursday.

During a speech at a Democratic National Committee event in California, Obama was interrupted by a heckler yelling, "Freedom for Ethiopia!"

Obama attempted to continue with his prepared remarks, but soon relented, responding directly to the heckler.

"I agree with you, but why don't we talk about it later because I'm just about to finish!" Obama said.

The response received laughs from the audience, but didn't deter the heckler, who continued yelling, "I love you!"

Gracefully, the president responded, "I love you back!"

"You kinda screwed up my ending, but that's ok," Obama said.

Watch the exchange above.