Transcript for President Obama Consoles Kid at Easter Egg Roll
Finally tonight, the story behind the picture. That norman rockwell seen at the white house today on the lawn, the annual easter egg roll, but one little boy was inconsolable. He didn't win. So the leader of the free world made it clear, sometimes everybody just needs a hug. Abc's paula faris. Reporter: Thousands of happy young faces from today's easter egg roll, except one. As the president is high-fiving children -- good job, guys. Reporter: He notices little 5-year-old donovan frazier, sitting down, in tears. What's wrong. Reporter: The president bends down, picked up little donovan for a first hug. Offers him an easter egg. Then, listen closely, as he encourages the little boy from scranton, pennsylvania to "shake it off." Shake it off, shake it off. There you go. That's what I'm talking about. Reporter: The commander in chief, now comforter in chief. The president knows all about shaking it off. When the festivities took him to the basketball court, he missed more than he made. Only making two of 22. So you see, little donovan, we all need a hug sometimes, and maybe just maybe, it was the president who needed that big hug from you. Paula faris, abc news, new york.
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