While being filmed by her grandmother last week, this little girl found out that Barack Obama wasn't going to be president forever. Besides the horror of aging that we all face when our first president leaves office, her adorably over-the-top reaction to this news touched a sympathetic nerve in half of this insanely divided country (and some unkind nerves in the other half). The video has been shared over 5,000 times on Facebook, and it even got a response from Obama himself.
In the video, the girl's grandmother Caprina Harris explains that the president is only allowed to serve two terms, and the little girl (who shares a birthday with the president) reacts with a "Nooooo!!!" worthy of Luke Skywalker being told who his father is. "But I'm not ready for a new one!" she cries. Judging by how crazy this election season has been, America's not ready for a new one, either.
Apparently, even Obama couldn't resist watching this video, because he took some time away from being a world leader to comment on Harris's Facebook page. "Caprina, tell her to dry her tears because I'm not going anywhere," he wrote. "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!"
But how does America know that this little girl really shares a birthday with the president? Let's see a long-form copy of her birthday party invitation.