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18 pretty solid reasons why we should just keep Barack Obama

One more term? Pretty please?

ON TUESDAY, THE United States will elect a new President, bringing Obama’s two-term tenure in office to an end.

And we’re already feeling like nostalgic. After all, will Clinton or Trump ever be able to compete with this guy?

1. That time he was a complete natural at hurling

Look at how he’s wielding that hurl.

The man was born to hurl!

23/5/2011 President Obama's visit to Ireland Source: /Photocall Ireland

2. When he came to Dublin and introduced himself as “Barack Obama of the Moneygall Obamas”

I’ve come home to find the apostrophe we lost somewhere along the way.

Source: gaeilgeabu/YouTube

3. Coolest man to ever sip a pint in Offaly, tbh

Look at all the Irish men looking on lovingly.

23/5/2011 President Obama's visit to Ireland Source: /Photocall Ireland

4. That time he made this great humblebrag in the middle of his State of the Union address


Source: Bronsin Benyamin/Vine

5. And actually said, “Thanks Obama” in the middle of a speech

Source: Frank Thorp V/Vine

6. When he was tickled pink by a baby dressed up as Pope Francis and had to call Michelle over to share the joke

Have a #blessed Halloween.

A photo posted by Barack Obama (@barackobama) on

7. When he had the best reaction to a kid throwing an untimely tantrum in his office

8. Or when he pretended to be injured by a child dressed as Spiderman

Barack, you old charmer, you.

9. Try to control your feels but remember when he let this little boy touch his hair?

From The New York Times:

“I want to know if my hair is just like yours,” he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again. Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, “Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?” He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated. “Touch it, dude!” Mr. Obama said.

BRB, weeping.

10. When he brilliantly redefined the meaning of ‘playing like a girl’

“Playing like a girl… means you’re a badass.”

11. When he perfectly recreated McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” face

12. When he listened to Lose Yourself by Eminem to get hyped before delivering a speech on stage

Source: Krystie Lee Yandoli/Vine

13. When he silenced birthers by releasing his “birth video” at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

Pure comedy gold.

Source: The Daily Conversation/YouTube

14. The mic drop heard across the world…

15. All the times him and Michelle Obama were the epitome of #goals

Obama Inauguration Home States Ball Source: AP/Press Association Images

16. When he danced with this 106-year-old woman in The White House

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17. How about when he sang Sweet Home Chicago with BB King?

Slickest president ever.

Source: CBS News/YouTube

18. When he led a moving rendition of Amazing Grace at the funeral of South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was shot and killed in a mass shooting in Charleston

We’ll miss you, Obama.

Source: C-SPAN/YouTube

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