Wrong address leads Alaskan to chance meeting with President Obama

Cheryl Sanders
July 9, 2017

If there is one thing that has changed about former President Barack Obama, as seen in photos throughout this article, it is that Mr. Obama's hair has gone gray.

Jolene Jackinsky was in at the Anchorage International Airport when she thought she spotted a man who bore a striking resemblance to the former president, The Associated Press reports. "He said, 'Who is this pretty girl?' and walked toward us, asked her name and wanted to know where we were going", referring to her daughter Giselle Harried.

Wrong address leads Alaskan to chance meeting with President Obama

"As I got closer, I thought: Oh my God, it is Obama", she recalled Friday from Newhalen, a small Alaska village where she's vacationing.

"He talked about how fast kids grow up", she said.


The mom snapped a few photos of Obama holding Giselle, who looked wide-eyed in her straw hat.

Jolene says the chance encounter with President Obama lasted about five minutes, and she noted there were two guys in black suits near the entrance, likely Secret Service.


According to Alaska Dispatch News, when Eric Harried, the baby's father, walked in, Obama joked that he was stealing the baby.

The images that Jackinsky posted to Facebook have since gone viral, and Twitter users are weighing in on the cute moment. "I'm taking your baby, ' I'm giving him my baby and thanking him for the honor". The photos of Obama and Giselle's interaction blew up on Twitter on early Saturday, with many people on social media calling it ridiculous in the best way possible.


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