Yup, that happened.
Obama and the giraffe pic.twitter.com/HE5M7joEWr
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 18, 2014
The priceless moment happened Wednesday on the South Lawn during the first-ever White House Maker Faire, to highlight the inventions of America's brightest nerds. Because who else would create a giant giraffe on wheels with LED lights?
The robot's name is Russell the Electric Giraffe -- and according to Obama, he's a true friend to the United States of America.
Obama: "The United States has no better friend than the giraffe."
— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) June 18, 2014
Pres Obama impressed by demonstration of a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe named Russell. "I like those ears," said the president.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 18, 2014
Russell the Electric Giraffe also has the distinction of being one of the many, many robots to have left the most powerful man in the world simply amazed.