Lara Walsh
Dec 20, 2017 @ 7:45 am

Barack Obama is taking his style cues straight from Santa Claus. 

As the former president headed to a Washington, D.C. Boys & Girls Club to spread the season's greetings, he followed St. Nick’s lead with a sartorial twist, wearing a festive red hat and his trusted leather jacket in a new video posted by the Obama Foundation.

Surprising around 50 middle school students with dozens of gifts, Obama melted our hearts, as he wished the kids and staffers a happy holiday in a sweet clip shared to Twitter on Tuesday. “Because I heard that you guys were good, and even the ones who were naughty were just a little naughty, I thought I’d bring by some toys,” Obama can be heard telling the overjoyed kids.

As the video comes to a close, the dad of two looks ahead to the New Year, and reassures viewers that despite a turbulent political environment, everything will be alright come 2018.

Office of Barack Obama
Office of Barack Obama

“I hope in your communities you guys are all doing something wonderful that brings us all together at a time when people are feeling stressed sometimes and anxious about the future,” he said. “Doing something good for somebody will make you feel better. Happy holidays, everybody. Merry Christmas. Have a great new year.”

Who better than Obama to bring the holiday cheer? 

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