Obama Writes School Note For 5-Year-Old White House Visitor

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Sept. 20 2013 10:29 AM

President Obama Writes a School-Excuse Note For 5-Year-Old White House Visitor

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

This isn't news, but it is freaking adorable. Here's the official White House caption: "President Barack Obama writes a school excuse note for Alanah Poullard, 5, while visiting with Wounded Warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Alanah asked for a note to show her kindergarten teacher."

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