Happy Birthday Obama, Here's Why We Bloody Love You

The best gifs of the big man. Get ready for Obamarama​

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Sometimes you never realise how good something is until it's gone. 

Currently serving his last term as President, with the prospect of something much worse on the way, Obama is enjoying high approval ratings as he prepares to depart The Oval Office.

But rather than tally up his diplomatic wins, feats of bipartisanship or any of that 'important' stuff, we thought we'd show you some uber-smooth gifs to celebrate the big man turning 55. Let it never be said that Esquire enters the political fray without a considered intellectual discourse. 

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Here he is, just leading the free world with all the carefree joy of a man who got an extra portion of curlyfries with lunch. 

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Forget those world-class White House chefs. Obama knows the greatest joys are derived from simple pleasures. Oh Barack, you cookie monster you.

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James Bond you say? 007 ain't got nothing on POTUS.

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It's easy to get bogged down in the dark bits of life, but Barack'n'roll knows the First Lady comes first.

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He proves that with positions of great power you don't need to frighten small children. Instead, you can be tight with the little guys

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He listened to Shakira's 2005 club banger and thought "do you know what? Maybe my hips don't lie."

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Because underneath that badass exterior, he's just a president, standing in front of the White House, asking the electorate to love him.

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That's all folks.

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What do you think?

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