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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Photos of former president Barack Obama posing with an infant and her mom have gone viral

Barack Obama may not be president anymore, but his legendary baby-whispering skills are apparently still going strong, after photos of his encounter with a baby at an Alaska airport were circulated widely on social media.

While in a waiting area for private flights at Anchorage International Airport on Monday, Obama, who was on his way home after a trip to Asia, spotted 6-month-old Giselle and her mother, Jolene Jackinsky, of Anchorage.
"I didn't know what to do," Jolene Jackinsky, who noticed a man resembling the ex-president in the Signature Flight Support waiting room, told Alaska Dispatch News.

After Obama approached and inquired about Jackinsky's infant, he ended up with the 6-month-old in his arms and smiling for the camera.

"He talked about how fast kids grow up," she said. "He said his daughter is going into college pretty soon. He asked if I had a phone to take pictures and did a selfie with us."

Images of the ex-president, along with mom and daughter, spread across social media, with viewers expressing their delight at the infant's wide-eyed expressions.

Jackinsky told reporters that as her husband approached, Obama joked: "Hey! I'm taking your baby."
The former president was reportedly on his home from a trip to Indonesia. He was accompanied by two Secret Service agents.

Jackinsky was on her way to the place where she grew up, Newhalen, to put up subsistence salmon.

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