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These Photos Of Obama's Snow Day With Sasha And Malia Are Pure Magic

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01/18/2017 05:02pm ET | Updated January 19, 2017

Perhaps feeling a bit nostalgic as Barack Obama nears the end of his term as president, White House photographer Pete Souza shared a couple of throwback images of Obama and his daughters playing in the snow on Instagram late Tuesday, along with a sweet story.

He wrote, “People are always asking me to choose my favorite picture of the President. But I just can’t do it. So let me tell you about my favorite day. It was a Saturday in February 2010. Washington was under siege with snow. I slept in my office overnight, knowing I probably couldn’t drive to the White House the next day. And then I guessed...and yes, hoped...that the President of the United States would be a dad and play with his girls in the snow. And he did.”

Snow angels. 2010.

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The photos, from 2010, show POTUS frolicking in the snow with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, then 8 and 11, making snow angels, and being bombarded with snowballs.

It’s a sweet reminder that Obama has always valued his role as a father just as much as his role as president.

Snowstorm 2010. The President with Sasha and Malia.

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