- It was love at first sight for the ex-POTUS and 6-month-old Giselle Jackinsky
- Obama posed for photos with the baby during an encounter at Anchorage International Airport
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.
Jackinsky told CNN that Obama walked up and asked “Who is this pretty girl?” before scooping up the adorable infant, who was sporting a ribboned sun hat, while her mother snapped a couple of photos.
When Giselle’s father approached, Obama joked, “Hey! I’m taking your baby,” Jackinsky recalled.
“It was unreal and very exciting. After I met him I couldn’t believe I actually talked to him and he held my baby,” she said.
Yet, despite the famous man holding her, it was baby Giselle’s wide-eyed expression that delighted many on social media Saturday.
“Will never get enough of this baby’s expressions, like she KNOWS she’s meeting Pres Obama,” said one tweet.