The Incredible Joy and Power in “Obama and Kids”

“Obama and Kids” is trending today after White House photographer Pete Souza shared the first photo in this gallery on Thursday of President Obama and a small visitor at the Black History Month celebration.

The picture went viral, inspiring people to share other pictures of the President with kids. Michael Skolnik, who is a Board Member of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, shared the picture this morning, writing a truly moving acknowledgement of President Obama’s powers as a role modeltweeting, “We’ll never truly be able to measure the impact that President @BarackObama has had on our children.”

Enjoy “Obama and Kids”, brought to you by White House photographer extraordinaire Pete Souza (click on the first image to make it larger, and below you will be able to “go to next” to see the whole gallery):