It's been a rough start to the week and for many of us, the search for hope, joy and comfort is as essential to us as water. Now more than ever, we realize the end of an era is near, that the man we elected twice to lead us towards a better world will be leaving the White House in two months. Lucky for us, President Obama didn't go anywhere without his trusted photographer Pete Souza, who over eight years captured magical moments of the president and his family that reminded us of how human and loving he is and how engaged he has been with the people who elected him. We will forever be grateful for his honorable sacrifice of service to his country, people and the world.
Check out some of Souza's best Obama photos below.
The President of the United States of America
The President's wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport prior to departure from Kingston, Jamaica.
The President exchanges a wave with Alya Dorelien Bitar, one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing National Security Council Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, and his wife, Astrid Dorelien
A rare moment of weekend laughter with the President's key national security aides, from left, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, and Deputy National Security Avril Haines as they joke about a cartoon in the Ne
At the President's insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a visit. As she was crawling around the Oval Office, the President got down on his hands and knees to look her in the eye.
the First Family as they boarded Air Force One at Maxwell Air Force Base following the events in Selma. If you look closely, you can see that the President is whistling as he follows the First Lady, Marian Robinson, and Malia on the stairs.
The President had hosted a summit meeting at Camp David with the Gulf Cooperation Council. The President greets Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers’ Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.
With a Russian security guard at left, the President meets with President Putin of Russia on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice and a Russian interpreter sit alongside the two leaders.