The world is a stressful place right now, but if you’re looking for the tiniest bit of relief, Barack and Michelle Obama are here to help.
The former president and first lady took part in the Chicago Public Library‘s “Live from the Library” series and recorded themselves reading the children’s book, The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds.
If you have kids, or are simply need to smile, we highly recommend watching the adorable couple alternate reading pages. Their soothing voices, enthusiasm (especially Barack around 3:36,) and playful back and forth is sure to lift your spirits. And there’s even a joke about Barack’s ears towards the end.
The Obamas also announced that they’ll be bringing a new branch of the Chicago Public Library to the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side. How exciting!