Obama Responds to Girl Who Cried After Learning He'll Leave Office Next Year
An Alabama girl recently gained internet fame after a video in which she cries when she learns President Obama will leave office next year went viral.
Now, the girl has gotten a response from the president himself.
"Tell her to dry her tears," Obama wrote in a comment on the video, which was posted by the girl's grandmother, Carpina Harris. "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!"
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
In the video, Harris helps calms her granddaughter— who shares a birthday with Obama— by telling her she can write the president a letter.
Harris posted the video on February 15. It quickly went viral and, as of Monday, had been viewed nearly three million times.