Barack Obama gives baby New Year’s blessing

Former United States president Barack Obama hugged and kissed a 7-week-old baby while golfing in Hawaii on December 31.

Chelcie Edwards, mother of baby girl Paisleigh, told Reuters that when she and her husband Joseph Edwards found out Obama was golfing where they were staying, she knew she had to try to get to meet him.

“To have the First Black President ever to initiate holding our daughter, let alone kissing her on the forehead, has to be one of the most pivotal moments of any parents life”, she said.