What better way to celebrate National High Five Day than showcasing one of the country's premier high-fivers: President Barack Obama. Obama has taken this artform to heights that no president in history could have ever imagined, and, frankly, future presidents will have a tough time replicating his feats.
So before we celebrate the day by high-fiving friends, co-workers and strangers, let's take a moment to appreciate a real high-fiving pro. Don't forget to vote for Obama's most impressive high five!
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron put on a high five clinic. Step one: open your hand, lift it up to eye level and prepare for contact.
Bring your the palm of your hand into the palm of the other person's hand at considerable force and speed. When executed properly, the high five should make a sound that is audible within approximately ten feet.
(FOR ADVANCED HIGH FIVERS ONLY) Grab the other person's hand and transition into a handshake.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is the perfect opportunity for a high five.
A little elevation can make a high five even more effective.
SO MANY HIGH FIVES
Getting fancy with this high five.
Put your hands up, he'll swoop around and high five them.
Phil Jackson approves of this high five.
Most people are tired after a plane ride and not in the mood for high fives, but not President Obama.
Needed to reach down to get the high five, but he got the job done.
Celebrating passing some healthcare reform with a big high five.
Some quality father-daughter high fiving.
A team effort.
The perfect Christmas present? A high five from President Obama.