Only 46% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as President but chances are a lot more people approve of the image above.
The photo above of President Obama holding three-year-old Arianna Holmes was released by the White House yesterday. Her mom works as a Special Assistant in the International Economic Affairs office of the National Security Staff.
The image inspired the slideshow below. Captions come from the White House.
July 5, 2011 - President Barack Obama gets a hug from a little girl as he greets Wounded Warriors and their families in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 23, 2011 - President Barack Obama embraces Liz Sherwood-Randall, Senior Director for European Affairs, at College Green in Dublin, Ireland. Sherwood-Randall was blown over by strong winds earlier in the day and injured her wrist. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 8, 2009 - President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Jan. 25, 2010 - President Barack Obama hugs retiring White House butler James Ramsey, as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
June 15, 2011 - "Call him the baby soother. At the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn, the First Lady held a young baby who began crying (top photo). The President then came over to hold the same baby and was able to quiet her down as the First Lady reacted in astonishment in the background of the bottom photo." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 19, 2009 - "The President was leaving the State Floor after an event and found Sasha in the elevator ready to head upstairs to the private residence. He decided to ride upstairs with her before returning to the Oval Office." (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
Sept. 9, 2009 - President Barack Obama hugs Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as he enters the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
April 27, 2009 - President Barack Obama hugs First Lady Michelle Obama in the Red Room of the White House while Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett smiles prior to the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) reception, March 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This last one isn't the President but it's included in here because it does include a hug attack!
May 4, 2009 - First Lady Michelle Obama is hugged by students during a visit to the LAMB bilingual school May 4, 2009, as a lead-up to the Mexican Cinco de Mayo holiday. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)