Grandson of Slave Beams as He Meets President Obama

Lester Townsend Barack Obama
Lester Townsend reached a milestone that his ancestors probably never would have seen coming- the 108-year-old grandson of a slave met the first black President of the United States.

Townsend himself couldn’t believe the moment was happening, proclaiming with awe as he shook Obama’s hand, “The grandson of a slave, shaking hands with the President of the United States!” While he was caught up in the sentiment of the moment, POTUS took the chance to try to get some secrets from Townsend about staying in such good shape in old age.

“So how come you look so good? What’s your secret? What are you eating?” the president asked, to which Townsend replied with a laugh, “Whatever they bring me!”

He then took another second to revel in the moment, saying “I never thought I’d live to see this.” Meanwhile, Obama just kept the compliments coming. “I’m just going to try and make sure I look half as good as you when I’m 100, much less, 108!” joked POTUS.

Watch the sweet video below:

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