Barack Obama wore a Santa hat & a leather jacket to pass out gifts to children

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I’ve been trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but this week has been a massive downer. I’ve been looking for ways to spread cheer and goodwill instead of just sitting around and feeling sick to my stomach as I write endlessly about horrific rapes and sexual abuses and assaults. Maybe getting a Christmas kitten will help (sidenote: I’m going to get my Christmas kitten this weekend, hopefully!). Maybe this will help too: Barack Obama in a Santa hat, handing out gifts to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

There is literally nothing better than watching kids go absolutely crazy when they see President Obama. I would act like this too, if Obama walked into the room in a leather jacket and a Santa hat, looking like Cool Black Jesus Santa. I would faint. I would scream and fall to the ground. My God, I miss him. When he posed with all of the kids, this magnificent man had a baby on his lap. Look at these kids!!!

Does this get you into the Christmas spirit?? It’s certainly helping me.

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  1. Annaloo. says:

    This. I love him. And the clip of Joe Biden consoling Meghan Mccain gave me hope for civility…

  2. third ginger says:

    Lovely and painful. Just turned off Orange Load’s speech to FBI graduates. God help us!!

  3. minx says:

    I just gave my husband Pete Souza’s Obama book, for his birthday. For those who don’t know Souza was the official White House photographer, and the book has 8 years of wonderful photographs. It’s both beautiful, sad and infuriating to see these pictures…but worth it.

  4. Lilith says:

    What a sweet man.

    I am getting a kitten too! Merry Christmas!

  5. Laughysaphy says:

    Those kids going crazy seeing him is so amazing. Love him and miss his compassionate leadership every day.

  6. Tiffany says:

    I might be down but I am going to do what I can to lift the spirit of someone else. I just read about the kid who lost his family in the massacre in Sutherland Springs and he will still be hospitalized thru the holiday and is asking for holiday cards so I am going to send him one.

    I am also gonna look up some other things as well.

    This year man, just…I am tired.

  7. dumbledork says:

    Love it!!! At least one good story today, thank you!!!

  8. Renee2 says:

    These are KIDS losing their minds over a POLITICIAN. Let’s think about that for a minute.

  9. TheOtherOne says:

    I miss him. We will become that country again. We just have to fight harder.

  10. Shelley says:

    Guess Megan Kelly will have a meltdown
    Santa is white

  11. HK9 says:

    Every time I see his face, all I think is ‘if only he could come back’. sigh.

  12. Nicole says:

    *sobs quietly*

  13. Happy21 says:

    This made me smile when I really needed it :)

  14. Lightpurple says:

    Such a beautiful man, inside and out.

  15. Sansa says:

    If I had a fortune half of it would go to Boys & Girls Club(s) and Barrack knows this place is the very pilliar of all kinds of communities. I so admired Ivan Boeskys ex wife Seema Silberstein who worked tireless to raise millions for the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester used to add a new wing, pool, and doubling the size from a run down 60s building to a state of the art facility the entire community uses.

    The kids in the picture show the diversity and values placed on honesty and respect B&G Clubs provide.

  16. happyoften says:

    One of my favorite things about Obama is how children react to him, and how he reacts to them. To me, it speaks to his kindness and humanity.

    There was a blog devoted to pictures of him with babies, once upon a time. Those images were pricless.

    • Chrissy says:

      I love kids and Obama together too. Kids just instinctively have an ingrained bull-sh*t meter and can tell when an adult is genuine. Obama obviously genuinely cares about them and they know it. God, I miss everything about him and I lo e seeing him continue to build his legacy through those kids.

  17. Tourmaline says:

    I love him. I feel like I really didn’t appreciate him properly when he was President. Don’t know what you’ve got til its gone…

    • Abby says:

      Same. I think I just figured that Obama was the next generation of what our president would be like. Never did I imagine we would have a situation as we do now. I (was) a republican and I have so much respect for the Obamas. I think they were excellent ambassadors for America and I was proud to have him as our president. Not sure when I’ll be able to say the same about whoever is in office.

  18. Capepopsie says:

    Miss him too, and I don’t even live in the USA.

  19. me says:

    Why can’t every man be like him?

  20. robyn says:

    I’m feeling the joy in the room! Like the kid at the end who says “hello”, please notice me … I’m like all those kids desperate for a leader who is smart, rational, charismatic, cool and kind!

  21. wood dragon says:

    Damn, we’ve missed his sort of decency.

  22. Nev says:

    Just. Amazing.
    Like Rihanna said, worst breakup. Ever.

  23. MMC says:

    Did anyone see the story in the NYT comparing the number of lies Obama told vs Trump? Obama’s told 18 his entire 8 years in office. Trump has told 103 in just 10 months (the article noted Trump frequently repeats lies, which is why it seems low.).

  24. SJhere says:

    Seeing Obama still being a decent human and showing care and concern for others, makes me tear up a little.

    Granted, this has been a tough week for me and I do get “misty” around the holidays…but seriously this country needs more good, caring and fundamentally decent men and women who continue to keep proving it is the right thing to due.

    The Obamas were both classy, well educated and well spoken. Amerca looks like a joke to the rest of the universe while Trump holds office.

  25. jana says:

    Obama is the perfect example of the saying, “you never truly appreciate what you have until it’s gone”…I was just so comfortable knowing with him in charge, everything would be alright.

  26. Addison says:

    This is so cute. I’d probably act this way as well though.

  27. Gailly says:

    The gods smiled down on me and I got to shake his hand after working an event. When he walked into the room, let me tell you, a group of about 30 professional adults lost their shit as much as those kids did.

  28. Lindy says:

    Ok, Kaiser–you win. You got me with this post. I have been avoiding clicking on any of the occasional Obama (POTUS or FLOTUS) posts here and there for most of this year. Just because the feeling of what we’ve lost completely swamps me so I try to avoid thinking about Obama and the kind of integrity and kindness we had in our president before this nightmare. But Obama and kids are hard to say no to, and this clip was wonderful. I am trying to hang on to some audacious hope (the defeat of Roy Moore is something!) and maybe we will get through the days of the evil empire in which we now live.