Let's be honest, regardless of how you think he's done over the last 3 years, President Obama still holds a special place in many Americans' hearts, especially in the black community. For many of us, he's more than a President, he's a role model and a pioneer. Few other political figures in history hold the same kind of emotional resonance that our 44th President does (ok, maybe Bill... and does FLOTUS count?).
A great example of this came across our desks last night in the form of a photo recently released by the White House.
According to their Flickr Page:
Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Barack Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
When we shared it with our Facebook family this morning, so many of you expressed that if you met him, you'd probably react the same way as little Janiya and her family did. So, we started wondering: How would you react if you met POTUS? Would you cry? Would you lift him up in a bear hug?
Would you just show him your bills and scowl?
Tell us in the comments what your reaction would be. We'd love to hear what you'd do and say if you ever got to meet President Obama. Let's also keep young Janiya in our thoughts and prayers.