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White House Names Michelle Obama Hugger-In-Chief

Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza, the White House photographer. “My staff and I have been photographing her since Inauguration Day and as the following photographs clearly show, she’s been hugging people nonstop since Day 1,” he writes in a blog post at the White House. “Whether it’s a school child, a family member in peril, a surprised tourist, or even a famous person, the First Lady greets them with a hug.” For her part, the first lady says she’s always been a hugger and it’s her first inclination when she meets someone. “Hugging is how I connect to people–how I show warmth and make folks feel at home.” Here are three poignant snapshots: Source: Pete Souza Jan. 18, 2010. With a small group of African American seniors and their grandchildren in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Source: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson May 24, 2013. Greeting students with Kerry Washington after their performance at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Source: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy Aug. 27, 2013. Greeting Oprah Winfrey and others at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Go here to see the rest of the images. SOURCE: White House | PHOTO CREDIT: White House SEE ALSO: Watch: Alabama Naval Officer Surprises Son At High School Graduation Cleveland Police Agree To Stop Shooting People In DOJ Settlement

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Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza, the White House photographer.

“My staff and I have been photographing her since Inauguration Day and as the following photographs clearly show, she’s been hugging people nonstop since Day 1,” he writes in a blog post at the White House. “Whether it’s a school child, a family member in peril, a surprised tourist, or even a famous person, the First Lady greets them with a hug.”

For her part, the first lady says she’s always been a hugger and it’s her first inclination when she meets someone.

“Hugging is how I connect to people–how I show warmth and make folks feel at home.”

Here are three poignant snapshots:

Michelle Obama with a small group of African American seniors and their grandchildren in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

Source: Pete Souza

Jan. 18, 2010. With a small group of African American seniors and their grandchildren in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Michelle Obama greeting students with Kerry Washington after their performance at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

Source: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

May 24, 2013. Greeting students with Kerry Washington after their performance at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Michelle Obama greeting Oprah Winfrey and others at the White Hous

Source: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Aug. 27, 2013. Greeting Oprah Winfrey and others at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Go here to see the rest of the images.

SOURCE: White House | PHOTO CREDIT: White House

SEE ALSO:

Watch: Alabama Naval Officer Surprises Son At High School Graduation

Cleveland Police Agree To Stop Shooting People In DOJ Settlement

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White House Names Michelle Obama Hugger-In-Chief