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Barack Obama Was Spotted In New York, And Everyone Proceeded To Freak The Heck Out

Remember that Barack Obama guy? He was on that one episode of “Between Two Ferns,” and I think he was the 44th President of the United States of America. Yeah, that dude. He had a pretty stressful gig for eight years, plus another three years in the Senate, and now he’s out there living his best life.

Obama is tweeting dad jokes; hanging out, surfing, and wearing his hat backwards with billionaire Richard Branson somewhere in the Virgin Islands; and walking around New York City like he’s own the place. Except unlike his successor in the White House, who actually owns real estate in Manhattan, his presence is being greeted with people flipping the heck out.

Obama practically shut down a part of the city on Friday when he was spotted leaving a Fifth Avenue office building. Check out the reaction he received:

The Hill even broke down the footage like it was the Zapruder film:

The video shows Obama receiving raucous applause and cheers as he walks to a motorcade of at least three black cars. Obama appears to hold a beverage in the clip, waving to the crowd in various directions before putting on sunglasses and entering a vehicle. Business Insider said Obama’s foundation did not respond to a request for comment about the former president’s visit, and it is unclear why he was in New York City from the video. (Via)

Hm, it’s almost as if people miss the guy.

(Via the Hill)

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