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President Obama Broke Out Into a Rendition of “Purple Rain” for This Little Prince Trick-or-Treater

It’s still too soon for us to talk about Prince’s passing earlier this year, but President Obama at least brought some joy to our hearts with his own rendition of “Purple Rain” for a trick-or-treater dressed as the man in velvet himself. “Hey Prince! What’s going on, man?” he greeted the little White House visitor before launching into song. Sincerely and truly, #ThanksObama

When @barackobama sees your nephew dressed as Prince & starts singing Purple Rain! Yep, Best Halloween Ever! • #MWxDC #acreativedc #RIPPrince | ?: my wife @dinthelife ?

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Local photographer and founder of Creative Theory Gary Williams (aka @masterwilliams) shared the act, recorded by by wife @dinthelife on Instagram.

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