On Monday, Barack Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office in January!
The former President visited University of Chicago to speak to the students about community involvement of the next generation, and we could only imagine what else.
It’s no wonder he had the institution AND “President Obama” trending on Twitter, as he told the crowd:
“The single most important thing I can do is prepare next generation to take their crack at changing the world.”
Obviously, we hoped the 55-year-old would make any remarks about Donald Trump as it comes the same week POTUS hits his 100-day mark in office… and well, he expertly avoided it!
There were some hints though as he brought up getting news from social media (as in possible fake news), immigration, and the “cutthroat” business of having a clothing line (cough cough, Ivanka Trump).
Watch video from his opening (below), and take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions!
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. President Obama is speaking right now at the University of Chicago. We’ve missed him so much. #TheResistance #ThanksObama https://t.co/s3MoVOUZH9
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Vindra (@nylitgirl) April 24, 2017
Watching Obama speak at the University of Chicago. Refreshing to see a thoughtful, compassionate leader address pertinent issues coherently.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) April 24, 2017
I have not heard the words Bigly or Tremendous used by anyone in President Obama’s panel discussion at University of Chicago
“President Obama” Just hearing President Obama on T.V. right now has lowered my blood pressure and anxiety. His smile is infectious. ├░┼╕╦£Γé¼
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ missT ├░┼╕ΓÇö┬╜├óΓäó╦å├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ (@UrbanUniquities) April 24, 2017
Seeing President Obama’s speech felt like longingly looking through an ex’s Instagram.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) April 24, 2017
A REAL PRESIDENT IS NOW SPEAKING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO…MISS YOU MR OBAMA
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ patricia faiella (@PBarnat) April 24, 2017
He is so missed!
[Image via University of Chicago/Livestream.]