Have you seen the story behind this photo?
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/sto … 41932.html
What do you think?
I think it's pretty sweet. It's natural for kids to look for differences and similarities between themselves and everybody else. Role models are doubly scrutinized. I think it's cool that Obama indulged him.
I thought it was a good decision. I liked his choice of words when he was talking to him.
The Times recounts the rest:
"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.
Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.
"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.
As Jacob patted the presidential crown, ... [White House photographer Pete] Souza snapped.
"So, what do you think?" Mr. Obama asked.
"Yes, it does feel the same," Jacob said.
Awe, what a sweet story. I had not seen this before and thank-you for sharing it. The boy wanted to check if he had similarities to the President. I like that the president called him "dude"
This was a pretty neat moment captured in a photo. The kid was obviously looking to find as much common ground as he could and has a neat story to tell his own kids one day. Thanks for sharing Cagsil.
True. The experience alone will be something for him to talk about for all of his life.
This is sweet, shows Mr.President is all heart and real cool!!!!
I think is horrendous-- absolutely unbecoming of a president to...
No, I'm completely kidding. I think it's absolutely adorable.
Stop saying that! Lol, I feel like you're just collecting information about me and storing it in a creepy little file beneath your bed or something! D:
Hey Shanna, you're an impressive lady...so why wouldn't I want to learn about you? But, to ease your mind, I don't keep files on anyone.
It's a great picture! Sometimes people forget that the Presidents are people too, no matter what side of the fence they are on. I have said many times, if the election was held on personality, Obama would win hands down every time.
I had that as the desktop wallpaper for my laptop a couple years ago when it first came out. It made me smile.
Nerd that I am, I also have to nominate this photo for sheer awesomeness (mostly because I'm a huge Nichelle Nichols fan):
President Obama Meets Uhura of Star Trek
I LOVE that photo and the story behind it. Here is another great picture of our President with kids:
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