Obama makes inspiring surprise appearance

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Barack Obama talking to students at a high school in the US. Image: Instagram / Barack Obama

Whose the most memorable visitor that ever came into your classroom?

For a group of high school students in Washington DC, we know what their answer is going to be.

Former President Barack Obama ‘crashed’ a class of students at McKinley Technology High School on Friday.

Obama took to social media to share the experience, saying he was proud of their inspiring young minds.

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He posted an video on Instagram too, which clearly showed their shocked reactions.

“These young people that I met at McKinley Tech today are the reason I’m hopeful about the future,” Obama wrote on the social media post. “To all the young people headed back to school around the country: Make us proud. You’re the next generation of leaders, and we need you.”

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He explained to the students that while he was president he’d meet with groups of young people everywhere he went, “just to kind of hear from them, find out what they’re interested in, because I do believe that most of the problems that we have are going to be solved by you.”

While Obama has mainly stayed quiet since leaving the White House he did hit out a Donald Trump earlier this month following the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

CNN has also reported that Obama will hold a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee later this month. 

Did you ever have someone visit your school and inspire you while you were growing up?