Well, it looks like former President Barack Obama is done kitesurfing with Richard Branson in the Caribbean and is back in the States. And New Yorkers were super-hyped to see him today.
The ex-POTUS was spotted on 5th Avenue today grabbing a coffee at Starbucks. After getting his cup of java, Obama casually walked out — surrounded by Secret Service agents, of course — and headed to his vehicle. Meanwhile, dozens, if not hundreds, of gawkers went wild, cheering their throats hoarse as the 44th President of the United States waved at them.
President Obama leaving 160 5th ave just now pic.twitter.com/kowtqnif9W
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) February 24, 2017
Obama just left a meeting off 5th Ave. Hundred outside cheering. pic.twitter.com/6oPC3yCEEX
— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) February 24, 2017
Obama casually getting some coffee outside of the DoSomething office. pic.twitter.com/bWqfPjc0Ix
— Luke Patton (@friendofpixels) February 24, 2017
It was not immediately clear why Obama made the stop at 5th Avenue, outside of needing a caffeine fix. But by the reactions from the Manhattanites who gathered, they were just happy to catch a glimpse of the former Commander-in-Chief.