Obama Responds to Viral Video of Young Girl Crying - NBC Chicago

Obama Responds to Viral Video of Young Girl Crying

The young girl was seen sobbing upon finding out that Obama's presidency was coming to an end




    On Saturday morning just before Gymnastics, My Dranbaby found out that our President Barack Obama was no longer going to be our President!!! He has been her President all of her life and Yes her birthday is also on AUGUST 4!!!! My poor baby!!!

    Posted by Caprina D Harris on Monday, February 15, 2016

    A video of a young girl sobbing upon learning that Barack Obama's presidency was coming to an end went viral this week, garnering nearly 2.5 million views and more than 11,000 comments. But on Saturday, one comment stood out from the rest. 

    The president responded to Caprina Harris' video posted Feb. 15 of her "Dranbaby" crying uncontrollably because she found out that Obama was no longer going to be president. 

    "He can only serve two terms and his time is up," Harris is heard saying over the girl's sobs. "It's okay. We gotta vote for another president!"

    "I'm not ready. I'm not ready for a new one!" Harris' granddaughter wails. Harris explains in the caption that Obama held the office of the president for the duration of the young girl's life.

    The young girl, who shares an Aug. 4 birthday with Obama, is comforted only by the thought of writing him a letter, and calling her mother. 

    But Harris received a response quicker than the postal service when Obama commented on the video Saturday afternoon.

    The comment, which had over 1,000 "Likes" and nearly 100 replies by Sunday morning, reads:

    "Caprina, tell her to dry her tears because I'm not going anywhere. Once I leave the White House, I'll still be a citizen just like her. And when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye out for her letter, and we'll always get to celebrate our birthdays together!"

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