Obama charms seemingly stoked Alaskan baby – Trending Stuff

Obama charms seemingly stoked Alaskan baby – Trending Stuff

(CNN)Barack Obama may not be president anymore, but his legendary baby-whispering skills are apparently still going strong, after photographs of his experience with a baby at an Alaska airport were circulated widely on social media.

While in a waiting area for personal flights at Anchorage International Airport on Monday, Obama, who was on his way home after a trip to Asia, spotted 6-month-old Giselle and her mother, Jolene Jackinsky, of Anchorage.

Obama charms seemingly stoked Alaskan baby – Trending Stuff

Jackinsky told CNN that Obama walked up and asked “Who is this pretty girl?” Before scooping up the cute infant, who was sporting a ribboned sun hat, while a couple of photos snapped.

When Giselle’s father approached, Obama joked, “Hey! I’m taking your baby,” Jackinsky recalled.

“It was unreal and very exciting. After I met him I couldn’t believe I actually talked to him and he held my baby,” she said.

During his time at the White House, Obama became notorious for his love of children. In 2011, a movie of him expertly comforting a fussy baby went viral. Obama’s White House photographer, Pete Souza, also regularly captured the then-President meeting a series of small visitors on his Instagram webpage.

Yet, regardless of the famous man holding her, it was infant Giselle’s wide-eyed saying that delighted many on social media Saturday.

“Will never get enough of this baby’s expressions, like she KNOWS she’s meeting Pres Obama,” said one tweet.

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