On Friday, President Obama conducted his annual interview with YouTube. The interview is a chance for famous YouTubers to ask Obama the most pressing questions they’ve compiled in conjunction with their viewers.
During the interview, President Obama revealed to the world what he carries in his pockets. Although you might be thinking this isn’t particularly interesting, you may be quite surprised, because President Obama is anything but an ordinary person.
“I stick these in my pocket to remind me of all the people I’ve met along the way and the stories they’ve told me. So, this is what I had in my pocket today: this is rosary beads Pope Francis gave me that obviously means a lot to me cause I so admire him and it makes me think about peace and promoting understanding and ethical behavior. This is a little Buddha that a Buddhist monk gave me.
This is a lucky poker chip that’s metal that this biker gave me. This is a Hindu statuette of the monkey God Hanuman that a woman gave me. And, I’ve got a coptic cross; this is from Ethiopia. So, I’ve got a whole bunch of this stuff but the reason I showed you these is because I carry them around all the time.”
You can watch the full interview here.