President Obama magically calms crying baby. Video:

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 21, 2011
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Human Interaction of the Day.

I’ve watched this three times, now. There’s something funny and delightful about seeing a man’s effect on a real-life baby—now if only dealing with complainers on the left and right were so “easy.”

From Gawker: Obama is a Baby Whisperer.

“You okay, baby?” he shouts in the crying baby’s face. “Come on, baby. You won’t cry.” He lifts the baby out of wife Michelle’s arms. It stops crying. I can’t believe that actually worked.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “President Obama magically calms crying baby. Video:”

  1. bodhibabe says:

    i love the look michelle gave him… priceless!

  2. elephantjournal says:

    Hollie Hirst He's got the 'momma bounce' down… that's really sweet! Thanks 🙂

    Wendy Goldner He's got the touch, that's for sure.

  3. Jen says:

    Yep, he's got the baby jiggle just right. Michelle was standing too still!

  4. JenniferKH says:

    I always think that babies can sense intention, anxiety & attitude. I know that mine are super squirmy and uncomfortable when I have a lot on my mind or am distracted. They are like emotional barometers. So, I'm impressed with the President's ability to calm an agitated child… and he does have a good mama bounce going even after all those years.

  5. Jay says:

    Wow, so should every woman with a child be given a medal? Not impressed

  6. bfolsi says:

    aww…could someone hold jay?

  7. More proof that Barack Hussein Obama s a BAMF!

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