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MESFIN FEKADU | December 11, 2008 04:40 PM EST | AP

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NEW YORK — President-elect Barack Obama inspired many young people this election season, but even someone too young to vote felt a breeze of hope.

Thirteen-year-old Nat Wolff, star of the Nickelodeon TV series "The Naked Brothers Band," said Obama is "the coolest guy ever" and meeting the former Senator led Nat to write a song called "Yes We Can," which will be featured on the TV show's Christmas special, airing Dec. 13.

"I just saw him and it was the most inspirational thing. He made me feel like he could make America so cool," Nat said in a recent interview.

The Obamas, including daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 7, have listened to the tune.

"He got to hear the song and his daughters called me up and I talked to them and it was so cool," Nat said.

"The Naked Brothers Band" is a hit program featuring Nat and his younger brother, Alex, 10, as members of a rock band. For the show's Christmas special, Whoopi Goldberg and Natasha Bedingfield will guest star.

The tween star feels that having the song debut on his TV show will get more kids excited about politics and what's to come as Obama heads to the White House.

"It's cool that kids are going to be able to hear it because kids need to be part of politics because it's their world as well," Nat said.

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