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.