13 Times President Obama Killed Us with Kindness
As much as it hurts to admit, the Obama administration is in its final hour. As we say goodbye to this genuine, good-hearted, and thoughtful president, it's only fitting that we look back at how President Barack Obama went above and beyond the call of duty.
Sure, every politician knows that kissing babies and comforting victims of tragedy is part of the job, but Obama turned it into an art form. He performed agility drills with wounded veterans, used his day off to play with kids on the playground, and served as a groomsman in his aide's wedding with the ease and grace that only comes with a genuine desire to attend.
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Keep scrolling for 13 times President Barack Obama was the kindest man to grace the Oval Office.
He invited this dancing 106-year-old to the White House.
After hearing about Virginia McLaurin's decades in public service, POTUS couldn't help but meet (and bust a move) with the bubbly 106-year-old.
He comforted a little girl who was sad that his presidency would end.
Caprina Harris had bust out in tears when her family told her that Obama would no longer be president in 2017, so POTUS invited the little girl to the White House for some much-needed reassurance.
He helped his staffer do wedding prep.
When Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri needed practice dancing for her wedding, President Obama was the right man for the job.
He tries to communicate in everyone's native tongue.
On a trip to Cuba, POTUS used his daughter Malia as his interpreter and shared a laugh with this restaurateur.
He knows the right way to greet a royal.
Even at three years old, Prince George got a squat and a proper handshake from POTUS during his visit to Kensington Palace.
He honors generations past.
POTUS was pleased to fulfill the lifelong dream of 108-year-old World War II veteran Bill Mohr by inviting him to the White House.
He makes regular visits to work with wounded vets.
President Obama is a frequent visitor of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he participates in agility drills with wounded warriors.
He spends his downtime playing with kids.
One afternoon in a break between meetings, POTUS crawled around the Oval with Communications Director Jen Psaki’s daughter Vivi.
He makes time for victims of tragedy.
In this photo, the president signs a note for Samantha Thompson, niece of DART Officer Brent Thompson, one of five police officers who was killed in Dallas in July.
He doesn't turn down an invitation.
When asked to participate in a yoga therapy session during a visit with wounded veterans and their families, President Obama gladly joined in.
He served as a groomsmen.
When the president's longtime aide Marvin Nicholson asked him to be a groomsman in his wedding, Obama graciously answered the call and flew to Jacksonville, Fla., for the ceremony.
He knows how to execute a good surprise.
President Obama surprised his "brother," Vice President Joe Biden, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his last week in office, and it's safe to say tears were shed.
He donated his daughters' swingset.
Before leaving the White House, he made sure that Malia and Sasha's playset would go to good use by donating it to charity. But that's not all: POTUS even stopped by to play with kids on the set after it was installed at its new home.