12/25/2018 10:46 am ET
Barack Obama wished his followers a very happy holiday Tuesday in a sweet post on Instagram.
“Enjoy the holiday season with the ones you love. Michelle and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!” he captioned the picture.
The photo showed the former president kissing a smiling Michelle Obama under the mistletoe.
Just a few days ago, Obama dressed up as the big man himself ― donning a red Santa hat and carrying a big bag of toys for a visit to the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Obama Foundation.
“There’s no better time than the holiday season to give back to your community and spread some holiday cheer,” he wrote. “As we celebrate the season and look forward to the New Year, let’s recommit to doing our part to build a world that is a little more generous, tolerant, and kind.”
He also addressed the hospital staff during his visit ― and spoke from the perspective of a parent, not a president.
“As a dad of two girls, I can only imagine in that situation ― to have nurses and staff and doctors and people who are caring for them and looking after them and listening to them and just there for them and holding their hand ― that’s the most important thing there is,” he said. “What a great reminder of what the holiday spirit is supposed to be all about.”