'Little Miss Flint' Meeting President Obama Is Like A Reunion Between Long-Lost Best Friends

We just want the leader of the free world to scoop us up in his arms, too.

Over the past seven years, there are two things we've learned about President Obama that aren't up for debate. One, that he's the funniest, if not the edgiest, commander in chief the country has ever had. Two, that he's great with children.

Obama proved the latter yet again during a visit to Flint, Mich., to address the ongoing water crisis. Eight-year-old Mari Copeny, who's also known as "Little Miss Flint," had written to the president requesting a meeting with him in the nation's capital to discuss the Flint water crisis. 

Mari heard back from Obama last week — he emailed her saying that he was headed to Flint instead. While there, Obama sipped on filtered tap water and told residents: "As a short-term measure, this is the right thing to do, and frankly it's going to be a lot more convenient than people traveling long distances to try to lug back a bunch of bottled water."

But his meeting with Mari was perhaps the highlight of the visit. The 8-year-old rushed to the president, who scooped her up in a big hug. Obama also took special note of Mari in his speech:

I would've been happy to see Mari in Washington. But when something like this happens, a young girl shouldn't have to go to Washington to be heard. I thought her president should come to Flint to meet with her. 

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