President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • Zeech 6y

    My little nephew keeps making me, go back to this image so he can giggle and smile, and I am lost for words each time... so cute
  • greekgeek 6y

    I can't believe I actually like a president.

    Competent was the most I hoped for.


    I'll take two!
  • Tommiels 6y

    A man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
  • LadyDee's 6y

    Wonderful! So happy that he can see a reflection of himself in our amazing president!
  • Donna 6y

    this gives me hope in mankind
  • GQAlex 6y

    all of you leaving these negative about the President about him bending over to let a child touch his head do have anything better to do. I think when it comes to being intelligent President Obama is probably the most intelligent President we've ever going to have. Look where the last moron that was in the whitehouse got us into, and I believe all of the negative posts being left on this photostream are being left by many morons that liked GWB
  • Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com 6y

    Truly Classic Image...
    here is the old saying...in a photograph
    A man never stands so Tall....
  • Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com 6y

    Lord ...this is yet another wonderful difference between
    this White house...and the Last.
  • Nord_Flakes 6y

    Obama is bowing to a Muslim minor who is sieg-heiling at him. Rush's head is about to explode.
  • Regular Citizen 6y

    Sometimes, I have a feeling that this president enjoys driving conservative (Fox) crazy
  • Bogota Colombia 6y

    nice photo!!

  • AsadZesiro 6y

    This picture is powerful, it has a psychological impact that all intelligent individuals will admire respect and embrace. The other morons will try to reduce it to something within the limits of their understanding. Screen Saver for the rest of the year for me.
  • Nick 6y

    What GreekGeek said.

    I love this guy.
  • mckenny29 6y

    This is an inspirational model. love this
  • Tahni Candelaria 6y

    too cute!
  • Dave Simmons1 6y

    Amazing picture, very cute !.
  • Basharat Alam Shah 6y

    former president G. W. Bush would have done the other way round (felt the kid's head to check if it felt like his)
  • Been Buddy Longway 6y

    So endearing.

    The real great minds are able to come down from their hights...
  • caoseducado 5y

  • sinaminute 5y

    Smart kid, he had heard that rubbing a black man's head will bring you good luck and he figured if the man was also the president it would double the luck.
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