Kid President finally got the coveted invitation to the White House, and he looked pretty at home in the Oval Office.
After giving Obama a firm handshake, the two presidents discussed some of their favorite leaders such as Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. They also talked about how big of a job they both have. This, Kid President said, was just a bit of "small talk."
The loveable third-grader then went on to ask Obama one very important question: "How can kids and grown-ups work together to change the world?"
"The most important thing we can all do," Obama said, "is to treat each other with kindness and respect. Kids can learn right away, at school and on the playground, to be nice to each other. And if you see a kid being picked on, you make sure to stand up for him. You treat everyone fairly, no matter what they look like or where they are from."
Well said, Mr. President.
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart. She has taught English in Vietnam and tutors homeless children in Los Angeles. Email Jenny | @jennyinglee | TakePart.com