President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and First Dog Bo Obama ‘surprised’ visitors to the White House Tuesday afternoon by showing up unexpectedly during West Wing tour.
Michelle Obama tweeted about the surprise visit with a link to the White House’s livestream so that America could see the look on the tourist’s faces as they met the First Family.
Most of the visitors didn’t look very ‘surprised,’ though, as they they waited in line to shake hands with Mr. and Mrs. Obama. They were also unusually well dressed, with most men wearing suits and ties and many women wearing nice skirts and dresses.
While the tourists talked to the Obamas, First Dog Bo sat quietly by for the most part. At one point he darted in the direction of a young male tourist waiting in line, bringing a smile to the young man’s face.
“He likes you,” the President told the tourist. “He doesn’t do that for anyone else.”
The ‘surprise’ tour lasted about 40 minutes, running from 2:00 pm EST to 2:40 pm.
This is one of at least five times times that First Lady Michelle Obama has surprised White House tourists in the Blue Room during a run-of-the mill West Wing tour. Mrs. Obama has surprised guests with Bo in the past when the President was out of town.