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President Obama Tickles Giant Talking Robot Giraffe

“Hee hee. That tickles."

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President Obama met a giant talking robot giraffe on Wednesday. The president got the chance to interact with giraffe at the "White House Maker Faire" an event that "celebrates every maker — from students learning STEM skills to entrepreneurs launching new businesses to innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing."

“Look at this! I like those ears," Obama said. “Secret Service may not like that,” he said when giraffe maker Lindsay Lawlor of San Diego said that it can carry 30 people.

Pres Obama meets Russell the robotic giraffe at Maker Fair(e). (Pool photo by William Mcdonald @TalkRadioNews)

Mark Knoller@markknoller

Pres Obama meets Russell the robotic giraffe at Maker Fair(e). (Pool photo by William Mcdonald @TalkRadioNews)

12:42 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“Hee hee. That tickles,” the giraffe said as Obama rubbed its sensors.

Barack Obama and Lindsay Lawlor view Lawlor's robotic giraffe on the South Lawn of the White House

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Barack Obama and Lindsay Lawlor view Lawlor's robotic giraffe on the South Lawn of the White House

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Here is a Vine of Obama tickling the giraffe:

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And here's a longer video of Obama with the giraffe:

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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