Photos of President Obama playing with children flooded Twitter feeds over the weekend in honor of Black History month.
The hashtag #ObamaAndKids started trending after activist and entrepreneur Michael Skolnik asked Obama fans to share feel-good pics that illustrate how America’s first black president has inspired young children.
Skolnik wrote a post Sunday night explaining why he created #ObamaAndKids.
“We’ll probably never truly be able to measure the impact that President Barack Obama has had on our children. As we enter the final year of his presidency, we will cherish and hold onto the great moments of progress and accomplishment. We will celebrate not just Barack Obama as a president, but also as a husband and a father,” he wrote. “A man who has led this country with a deep love for all of it citizens, especially the ones who have yet to understand the historical meaning of the past eight years.”
“I want my child and all children to be able to one day fully understand just how extraordinary of a President, Barack Obama has been.”
Obama fans were happy to oblige.
Of course, some children are a little less inspired than others:
One person definitely understands Obama’s impact as a husband and father – his wife, Michelle Obama. The First Lady joined the #ObamaAndKids movement on Saturday, taking to Twitter to share a photo of the president with daughters Malia and Sasha.
“Can’t help but smile,” she captioned the pic.