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06/19/2016 09:03 am ET Updated Jun 28, 2016

Obama's Most Adorable Moments Are The Ones He Shares With Kids

He made a lot of pint-sized friends.

Through the years, President Barack Obama has made it a priority to be there for his two daughters, but he's also been there for lots of other kids.

Below, photos of Obama with kids throughout his time in office:

  • April 4, 2014

"Despite the haphazard framing, I love the expressions on the President and one-year-old Lincoln Rose Smith as
    April 4, 2014 "Despite the haphazard framing, I love the expressions on the President and one-year-old Lincoln Rose Smith as she learns to walk in the Oval Office. This moment happened when former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith and her family stopped by for a departure greet and photograph with the President." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the Whi
    President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama meets Prince George as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch at Kensi
    President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama meets Prince George as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch at Kensington Palace in London, April 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama greets a little boy held by Ferial Govashiri, Personal Aide to the President, in the Outer Oval Office
    President Barack Obama greets a little boy held by Ferial Govashiri, Personal Aide to the President, in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Dec. 4, 2015

"The President acquiesced to a selfie with 11-year-old Jacob Haynes and four-year-old James Haynes after taking
    Dec. 4, 2015 "The President acquiesced to a selfie with 11-year-old Jacob Haynes and four-year-old James Haynes after taking a family photograph with departing White House staffer Heather Foster." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Oct. 30, 2015

"The President and First Lady react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children
    Oct. 30, 2015 "The President and First Lady react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Nov. 21, 2015

"The President talks with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in Kuala Lumpur, Mala
    Nov. 21, 2015 "The President talks with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was working on a painting." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Oct. 4, 2015

"The President greets families of firefighters during the reading of names at the National Fallen Firefighters
    Oct. 4, 2015 "The President greets families of firefighters during the reading of names at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • June 17, 2015

"The President carries the twin boys of Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, into the Oval Of
    June 17, 2015 "The President carries the twin boys of Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, into the Oval Office just a few months after they were born." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Sept. 21, 2015

"The President exchanges a wave with Alya Dorelien Bitar, one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing
    Sept. 21, 2015 "The President exchanges a wave with Alya Dorelien Bitar, one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing National Security Council Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, and his wife, Astrid Dorelien, during a family photo in the Oval Office." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Sept. 4, 2015

"Four-year-old Malik Hall greets the President, almost in disbelief, before a departure photo with Malik's unc
    Sept. 4, 2015 "Four-year-old Malik Hall greets the President, almost in disbelief, before a departure photo with Malik's uncle Maurice Owens, center, and his family." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • August 27, 2015

"Nice pajamas. The President greets residents in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. The area experienced
    August 27, 2015 "Nice pajamas. The President greets residents in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. The area experienced significant flooding during Hurricane Katrina ten years ago, and much of it has been rebuilt." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • July 25, 2015

"I love looking at all the individual faces in this photograph of the President greeting children at the U.S.
    July 25, 2015 "I love looking at all the individual faces in this photograph of the President greeting children at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • July 17, 2015

"The President greets nine-month-old Josephine Gronniger, whose father, Tim Gronniger, brought his family by t
    July 17, 2015 "The President greets nine-month-old Josephine Gronniger, whose father, Tim Gronniger, brought his family by the Oval Office for a family photo." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • June 4, 2015

"At the President's insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a
    June 4, 2015 "At the President's insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a visit. As she was crawling around the Oval Office, the President got down on his hands and knees to look her in the eye." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Feb. 23, 2015

"The President's daughter Malia stopped by the Oval Office one afternoon to see her dad and, while they were t
    Feb. 23, 2015 "The President's daughter Malia stopped by the Oval Office one afternoon to see her dad and, while they were talking, she wiped something from his face." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama gestures as he talks with Akira Cooper at the Community Children's Center, one of the nation's oldest
    President Barack Obama gestures as he talks with Akira Cooper at the Community Children's Center, one of the nation's oldest Head Start providers, in Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama holds a baby during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet in Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. (Official White
    President Barack Obama holds a baby during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet in Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama blocks the sun from a baby's face as he visits with guests following the eighth annual Wounded Warrior
    President Barack Obama blocks the sun from a baby's face as he visits with guests following the eighth annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House, April 16, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama greets children following the eighth annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride on the South Lawn o
    President Barack Obama greets children following the eighth annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House, April 16, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama hugs Mari Copeny, 8, backstage at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. Mari wrote a
    President Barack Obama hugs Mari Copeny, 8, backstage at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. Mari wrote a letter to the President about the Flint water crisis. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama allows first grader Edwin Caleb to touch his hair during a classroom visit at Clarence Tinker Elementa
    President Barack Obama allows first grader Edwin Caleb to touch his hair during a classroom visit at Clarence Tinker Elementary School at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
  • President Barack Obama holds a baby during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 17, 2014. (Of
    President Barack Obama holds a baby during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama greets departing staff member Lindsay Hayes and family in the Outer Oval Office, Sept. 26, 2014. (Offi
    President Barack Obama greets departing staff member Lindsay Hayes and family in the Outer Oval Office, Sept. 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Obama plays with Ella Rhodes in her elephant Halloween costume.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
    President Obama plays with Ella Rhodes in her elephant Halloween costume. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama and a young boy point at each other as the President greets Marine personnel and their families at Mar
    President Barack Obama and a young boy point at each other as the President greets Marine personnel and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama greets the family of departing staff member Archana Snyder, Council of Economic Advisers, in the Outer
    President Barack Obama greets the family of departing staff member Archana Snyder, Council of Economic Advisers, in the Outer Oval Office, July 3, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama greets Emmitt and Pat Smith and family, and Team 22 on the Rose Garden steps of the White House, July
    President Barack Obama greets Emmitt and Pat Smith and family, and Team 22 on the Rose Garden steps of the White House, July 29, 2104. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama talks with 8 year-old members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 from Tulsa, Okla., during the 2014 White House
    President Barack Obama talks with 8 year-old members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 from Tulsa, Okla., during the 2014 White House Science Fair, in the Blue Room of the White House, May 27, 2014. The fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Barack Obama greets children participating in the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, in the
    President Barack Obama greets children participating in the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, in the East Garden Room of the White House, May 29, 2014. The President met with the group indoors when their South Lawn event was canceled due to weather. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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