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An Alaskan mom and her baby met former President Obama at the airport

Former President Obama meets an Alaskan mom and baby

An Alaskan mom named Jolene Jackinsky was waiting with her baby, 6-month-old Giselle, at Anchorage International Airport this week when she noticed a man who looked a lot like former President Barack Obama. "As I got closer," she said, "I thought, 'Oh my God, it is Obama.'"

The ex-president walked over to chat. "He asked what our names were and where we were going. He talked about how fast they grow up and that he's got a girl who's going to college," Jackinsky recalled. Obama held Giselle and joked that he was taking the baby before snapping a selfie with Jackinsky and heading to his flight.