Michelle Obama and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan surprised panda fans Friday by naming the National Zoo’s new panda cub Bei Bei.
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) September 25, 2015
The baby is named Bei Bei???
In lighter news, per WH pool report, the new panda’s name is Bei Bei, which means “treasure” in Chinese. (No, it does not mean “baby.”)
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) September 25, 2015
When bei give you that look pic.twitter.com/ylbd9Z2ev1
— Ryan Creamer (@iamryancreamer) September 25, 2015
bei bei it’s the way you make me kinda get me to go crazy never wanna stop -backstreet boys #PANDA
— Dave McCulloch (@dtmcculloch) September 25, 2015
watch me whip watch me bei bei https://t.co/Hur95sGq9y
— Heath (@heathdwilliams) September 25, 2015
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 25, 2015
— Kira Bindrim (@KiraBind) September 25, 2015
The news has already begun to cross-breed with other big news items on Friday:
john bei bei-hner pic.twitter.com/UiGDiFNWUs
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) September 25, 2015
BREAKING: Pope still Francis, speaker no longer Boehner, panda now Bei Bei.
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) September 25, 2015
Quick clarification: Was that “baby” or “Bei Bei”? https://t.co/ilkJjvF9Tv
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 25, 2015
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) September 25, 2015