56 Times Barack Obama Made Your Heart Melt

In honor of his birthday.

In honor of the Commander in Chief's 56th birthday today, take a look back at his sweetest and silliest moments behind the scenes at the White House and beyond.

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At a Cubs game in 2016 

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Playing golf on Martha's Vineyard in 2014 

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Reading to kids on Easter in 2013 with his dog, Bo

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Obama Awarding Biden with the "Highest Civilian Honor" in 2017

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Buying a gift for his dog, Bo, in Virginia in 2011 

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Kitesurfing on vacation in the British Virgin Islands in 2017 

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Playing bumper cars with Sasha in Des Moines, Iowa in 2007

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Celebrating his 43rd birthday in Illinois in 2004

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Tucking in his napkin during his visit at Dooky Chase restaurant in New Orleans in 2008

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Watching the Super Bowl in the White House theater in 2009

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Indulging in a cheesesteak at Pat's King of Steaks during a campaign stop in Philadelphia in 2008

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Enjoying shaved ice outside Island Snow store in Kailua, Hawaii in 2010

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Looking back after his swing in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts in 2013

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At an election night rally at St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008

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Petting his dog Bo outside the Oval Office of the White House in 2012

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Breaking it down with Santa at the Christmas tree lighting at the White House in 2014

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Cracking jokes with the Pope Francis in the Vatican in 2014

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Reading Where the Wild Things Are at the Easter Egg Roll in 2014

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Blowing bubbles at the White House Science Fair in 2016

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In an "I got your nose!" moment with Michelle Obama before welcoming the Prime Minister and First Lady of Singapore to the White House in 2016

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Giving FLOTUS his thumbs-up of approval at a state dinner at the White House with the Prime Minster and First Lady of Singapore in 2016

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Flexin' with Michelle at the Easter Egg Roll in 2015

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Meet a casually-dressed Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2016

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In Wilmington, Delaware in 2014

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Getting low with a friend in the Oval Office in 2015

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Lifting an elephant costume-clad child during a Halloween event at the White House in 2015

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At Maumee Bay resort during a campaign stop in Oregon, Ohio in 2008

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Tying his green tie for St. Patrick's Day at the White House in 2015

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Matching with VP Joe Biden at the White House on St. Patrick's Day 2015

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One with nature at the Koko Head Crater Trail in 2015

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