President Barack Obama spread a little holiday cheer at the gym Tuesday in Kailua, Hawaii when he signed an autograph for a young girl visiting with her family from Toronto.
The president was playing basketball and lifting free weights when he stopped to sign an autograph for Krystin Lavelle, 10, according to a pool report. Obama wrote “To Kyrstin — Dream big dreams!” in the girl’s journal.
Kyrstin also said she gave Obama flowers, which he joked he’d give to First Lady Michelle Obama and say that he picked them. She said the President was “really nice,” according to the pool report.
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