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President gives young girl excuse note for school


HATHWAY, LOUISIANA (WKOW) – A young girl has become an internet sensation after her meeting with President Obama went viral online.

Five-year-old Alanah Poullard is the daughter of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan who was being honored at the White House for her services.

Alanah is pictured with the president at the White House and took home a memento from President Obama made just for her.

Her dad explains the nerve-wracking meet and greet.  Stacy Poullard says, "She went straight for him, then I thought the Secret Service would stop her.  No one approached her.  And she jumped into his arms, threw her arms around his neck, he gave her a hug and a kiss.  They were maybe 50 feet away, but I have no idea what they said."

Alanah says she asked President Obama to write her an excuse letter for school and that is exactly what he did.

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