Video: Watch the Obamas Dance for ‘Star Wars’ Day
For sith lords and jedi masters around the globe, May 4 is an unofficial holiday.
Fans far and wide honor one of the most popular science-fiction series by celebrating all that is ‘Stars Wars’ on May 4.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama got in on the action as well this year.
In the video above the POTUS and FLOTUS can be seen dancing with the lovable R2D2 and two groovy stormtroopers to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk“
— Abraham White (@abwhite7) May 5, 2016
@WhiteHouse The Obamas really rock the White House!
— Enrique Ponce (@enriqueponcec) May 5, 2016
The connection between the spring day and the science fiction saga is linguistic: “May the force be with you,” the much repeated Jedi slogan rhymes with “May the Fourth.”
@WhiteHouse Oh, how I am going to miss this first family! Love.
— L.A. Smith-Buxton (@smithla8) May 5, 2016
— SM (@Molarity1983) May 5, 2016
And Twitter loved it—as of May 5 the video has been retweeted nearly 6,000 times and liked by 8,500 users.
Michelle definitely outshines her husband and the three protagonists. She really knows how to groove to “her favorite song.”
— Aly Baer (@baer_naked) May 5, 2016
@WhiteHouse Just close the building when they leave. Can’t process anybody being this cool in there again.
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) May 5, 2016