Since leaving office, President Barack Obama has taken some well-deserved time away from politics, though he has promised that the end of his presidency does not mean the end of his political engagement. Barack and Michelle Obama are on vacation in French Polynesia now, where they are reportedly touring the islands on Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's yacht. They're not alone, either. Joining them on this Easter getaway are Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen.
According to Agence France-Presse, one person who met the former president called Obama a "very cool man" and said he'd "let you take a photo with him if it's not published." But Obama is not the only one being photographed. On this vacation, it seems he has become his wife's personal photographer, and it's adorable.
A photo is circulating around social media of Barack taking a photo of Michelle, apparently on the yacht, and people are loving it. One, Madeline Hill, went so far as to call Obama "an Instagram husband," and her tweet has gotten tens of thousands of retweets so far. "Get my good side," one Twitter user replied, imagining what Michelle might have been saying to Barack in the photo. "Goals," another tweeted, saying what we were all thinking.
Barack Obama is an Instagram Husband pic.twitter.com/OouLr7bjT2— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) April 16, 2017
Hill had her own fun theories about what might be going on in the photo:
Barack: "Why do you want the photo taken in square mode?"— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) April 16, 2017
Michelle: "Just do it."
Michelle: "Do you like Valencia?"— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) April 17, 2017
Barack: "Who is that?"
Speculation about possible Instagram-related interactions wasn't the only reaction this photo elicited on social media. Many Twitter users expressed nostalgia for Obama's presidency, some still wishing he could have taken office for a third term.
Of course, while Twitter is crying over Obama's departure, the former president himself is probably on an island looking something like this:
In any case, the former president and first lady are right to take some time off to enjoy themselves. However, between looking like they're having the time of their lives and having beautiful photo shoots, they've still found time to make quick visits to the States and score a book deal. Obama generated an uproar when he casually appeared in New York City back in February, possibly to visit his daughter, Malia.
Shortly thereafter, he and Michelle both received record book deals from Penguin Random House. According to Vulture, President Obama has reportedly been staying at a luxury resort called the Brando to work on his White House memoirs, and that's where the Obamas' island-hopping with their celebrity friends will come to an end.
Whatever photos Barack took of Michelle on that yacht have yet to appear on either of their Instagram accounts, but it's good to know that they're making the most of their time off.