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President Barack Obama just keeps winning the internet

Happy birthday, Mr. President! On Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, President Barack Obama turned 55.

Over the past eight years, Obama has won the hearts of many in America with his infectious smile and good-natured humor.

In celebration of the president’s birthday, amNewYork took a look back at some of the times when Obama seemed more like a friend you’d have over for a beer than the leader of the free world. Take a look.

When Obama did a Reddit AMA

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"Hi, I'm Barack Obama, president of the United States. Ask me anything," and with that, the president broke Reddit - at least for a little while. On Aug. 29, 2012, users of the popular online forum were given a 30-minute window to ask Obama anything their hearts desired. The AMA happened just months before the November 2012 general election in which Obama was seeking (and won) re-election. Obama was peppered with questions -- from inquiries about unemployment to details on the White House beer recipe.

When Obama sang happy birthday to Malia

It's always embarrassing when your dad wants to
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It's always embarrassing when your dad wants to sing happy birthday to you in public, so we can only imagine how much that could be amplified when your dad is the president of the United States. But that didn't stop Obama from leading a crowd of revelers at the White House this past Fourth of July in a rendition of the song for Malia's birthday. "It just so happens that we celebrate our country's birthday on the same day that we celebrate my oldest daughter's birthday," Obama, flanked on stage by Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae, said. The video is slightly cringe-worthy as it's made incredibly apparent that Obama, while he may be commander-in-chief, can't carry a tune to save his life.

When Obama joined Twitter and everyone lost it

President, father, Guinness World Record holder - he
Photo Credit: @POTUS via Twitter

President, father, Guinness World Record holder - he really does do it all. When Obama joined Twitter on May 18, 2015, with the handle @POTUS, he officially claimed the title of fastest to reach 1 million followers, according to Guinness World Records. "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account," he wrote. It took the president less than five hours to oust Robert Downey Jr. from the Twitter throne. Unfortunately for the president, this particular claim to fame didn't last very long. Twitter's introduction to Caitlyn Jenner quickly eclipsed Obama's presence on the social media site. Jenner amassed more than 1 million followers in just over four hours on June 1, 2015.

When the Obamas made these silly faces

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"Let the wild rumpus begin!" The president isn't the only Obama who knows how to win the internet. During the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on March 28, 2016, first lady Michelle Obama joined the president in an animated (and hilarious looking) reading of "Where the Wild Things Are." The couple really got into it and now the world can appreciate just how silly the Obamas can be.

When the Obamas met Prince George

During a visit to London in April 2016,
Photo Credit: The White House via Getty Images / Pete Souza

During a visit to London in April 2016, the Obamas got a chance to meet Prince George at Kensington Palace. We all know that it wasn't the Obamas that made this photo viral though. George in his bathrobe took care of that. Obama later joked that the prince showing up in a bathrobe "was a slap in the face."

Anytime Obama meets a baby

The proof is in the pictures: Obama loves
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The proof is in the pictures: Obama loves babies. Putting the whole "politician kisses baby" thing aside, it's pretty obvious to anyone who has followed the president that any time he gets near a small child, he, quite frankly, loses it. He laughs with them; he plays with them; and he even gets on his hands and knees and crawls with them. Further proof that Obama is just a big kid at heart.

When Obama dropped his mic

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"Obama out," the president said before he dropped a mic on the stage at his last White House correspondents' dinner in April 2016. It was quickly deemed the "mic drop to end all mic drops" on Twitter.


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