Obama Gives Kobe Bryant Tribute Like Our Real Leader

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There is such a difference between President Barack Obama and the man who took his office but will never fill his shoes. People long for the man who was presidential, especially at times like these — when American’s heart has been rubbed raw.

President Obama tweeted about a beloved basketball star, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna who were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. Obama’s words have always worked to soothe the nation, and his tweet reminded us why.

Obama touched people’s hearts with recognition not only of the star athlete but also honoring the entire family, holding them close. He added “to lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents:”

‘Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.’

Twitter responded to their shared grief. Take a few moments to read their responses below:

Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.

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