Tuesday, July 5

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Barack Obama catches up with the boy who asked to touch his hair in Pete Souza’s iconic Oval Office photo
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Barack Obama catches up with the boy who asked to touch his hair in Pete Souza’s iconic Oval Office photo

Former President Barack Obama has had a virtual reunion with a young man whose innocent question in the Oval Office yielded a photo that hung for years in the White House, and for many, touched the heart of the American dream. Five-year-old Jacob Philadelphia meets President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in 2009.  Official White House Photo by Pete Souza "Is that Jacob? It's Barack Obama. Do you remember me?" the former president asks a now-18-year-old Jacob Philadelphia in a video posted on his official website. From the small monitor on his desk, a smiling young man replies: "Yes, and you said your hair would be gray next time." ...