Babysitter Barack - these photos of the POTUS will melt your heart
US President Barack Obama will be remembered for many things, but his way with children will always remain one of his most endearing traits.
Recently, speaking on Jerry Seinfeld's show, Obama told the comic that that he does really well "with the zero to eight demographic."
"Yeah, they love me - partly because my ears are big, and so I look a little like a cartoon character," he laughed.
And while chief White House photographer Pete Souza has captured plenty of heartwarming pictures of the American President with kids, activist Michael Skolnik noted how inspirational the first black president has been to young black children.
Skolnik also asked other Twitter users to post their favourite pictures of Obama with children, using the hashtag #ObamaAndKids. The trend went viral worldwide. Twitter users flooded the hashtag with photos of the President goofing around with children.
Souza recently had an interview with BBC Newsnight reflected on his experience photographing Obama. By the time Obama finishes his eight years in office, Souza estimates he would have taken nearly 2 million photographs of the President.
With Obama closing in on the end of his second and final term as US president, here are some of the most heartwarming images of him with children.
Photo Curation: Vikas Kumar
Text by Priyata Brajabasi