It has been less than 24 hours since Barack Obama left office as the 44th president of the United States, and we miss him already. Sure, he was flawed, as all politicians are, as well as all human beings. But there was something about him that made its way into our hearts, and we are pretty sure it has to do with the fact that he was hands down the sexiest president in American history.
We made a list of the sexiest things about Barack Obama, because there are things here that all of us can appreciate—and many of us can learn from.
10 Reasons Why Barack Obama Was the Sexiest President in US History [Tweet this]
1. His Adoration for Michelle
It's hard to think back on Barack Obama's eight years in the White House without also thinking about the powerful woman who was always at his side. Whether they were stealing glances at state dinners or holding hands at home, Barack's unwavering devotion to his wife reminded us that real love exists, and it's beautiful.
2. The Man Can Sing
Remember when Obama sang a few bars of Al Green's Let's Stay Together at Harlem's Apollo Theater? Oh, we do too. Let's watch it again, for old time's sake.
3. He's Confident
While we're strolling down memory lane, remember when Michelle told Oprah her husband was "Swagalicious"? Everything about our 44th president exuded cool confidence, whether he was representing America abroad or crafting calculated responses to domestic issues.
4. ...But Humble
I mean, can you imagine any other president reading mean Tweets about himself with so much good humor and style? Neither can we.
5. He Admits His Mistakes
In 2016, when Fox News asked Barack Obama what he thought was the worst mistake of his presidency, he told them. It takes a very strong man to own up to the places where he could have done better, and this is something Obama was able to do with style. (Hot.)
6. ...But He Stood by His Convictions
Remember when the President of the United States wrote an essay about why men should embrace feminism? Obama had a way of saying what he felt, regardless of whether it was a popular opinion.
7. That Time It Looked Like He Was About to Kiss Justin Trudeau
There aren't many men who could embrace Canada's dreamboat-in-chief without looking like a slouch in comparison. Barack Obama was one such man.
8. His Adorable Friendship with Joe Biden
Is there anything more charming than grown men who are comfortable showing affection for each other?
9. The Times He Cried in Public
Barack Obama famously shed a tear in a speech about the tragedy at Sandy Hook, but this was not the only time he cried in public. Obama's willingness to show vulnerability made his confidence and charisma all the more enticing.
10. He's Handsome as Hell
OK, so this is the one thing he had no control over, but my lord. My dear, sweet, lord.
We're gonna miss you, Barry.