53 Moments From Obama's Presidency We'll Never Forget
Regardless of political views, many people already miss President Barack Obama. Sure, he doesn't technically exit office until January 2017, but the last seven years went by so fast and we're not expecting his final year to be any different.
As our nation's first black president, he's already a hero to many. But he also passed historic health care reform with the Affordable Care Act, attempted to curtail our nation's troubles with gun violence through executive action, and was instrumental in making America energy independent. (Of course, his presidency faces plenty of criticism, too, like not closing Guantanamo Bay, failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and prematurely pulling out of Iraq.)
Perhaps his most admirable qualities, however, are his humanity: he comes across as relatable, authentic, funny, and down-to-earth. To appreciate his undeniable influence over the past two terms, check out the best photos of him through the years.