Submitted by Eric Schnedler
Here’s to dads.
Jacob spoke first.
“I want to know if my hair is just like yours,” he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.
Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, “Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?” He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.
“Touch it, dude!” Mr. Obama said.
As Jacob patted the presidential crown, Mr. Souza [the White House photographer] snapped.
“So, what do you think?” Mr. Obama asked.
“Yes, it does feel the same,” Jacob said. …A copy of the photo hangs in the Philadelphia family’s living room with several others taken that day. Mr. Philadelphia, now in Afghanistan for the State Department, said: “It’s important for black children to see a black man as president. You can believe that any position is possible to achieve if you see a black person in it.”
Nothing to see here, just the president high-fiving an adorable little boy in a tie-dyed rainbow t-shirt.