Obama charms seemingly stoked Alaskan baby

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —  Barack Obama might not be president anymore, but his legendary baby-whispering skills are apparently still going strong after photos of his encounter with a baby at an Alaska airport were circulated widely on social media.

Former President Obama posed for photos with the baby during an encounter at Anchorage International Airport.

While in a waiting area for private flights at Anchorage International Airport on Monday, Obama, who was on his way home after a trip to Asia, spotted 6-month-old Giselle and her mother, Jolene Jackinsky, of Anchorage.

Jackinsky said Obama walked up and asked “Who is this pretty girl?” before scooping up the infant, who was sporting a ribboned sun hat, while her mother took a couple of photos.

When Giselle’s father approached, Obama joked, “Hey! I’m taking your baby,” Jackinsky recalled.

“It was unreal and very exciting. After I met him I couldn’t believe I actually talked to him and he held my baby,” she said.

During his time at the White House, Obama became notorious for his love of kids. In 2011, a video of him expertly comforting a fussy baby went viral.

Obama’s White House photographer, Pete Souza, also regularly captured the then-president meeting a series of small visitors on his Instagram page.

Yet, despite the famous man holding her, it was baby Giselle’s wide-eyed expression that some on social media in delight Saturday.

“Will never get enough of this baby’s expressions, like she KNOWS she’s meeting Pres Obama,” said one tweet.