US Presidents can seem like hard-ass men.. and then you see them at home or with kids.
Shortly after leaving office, President Bill Clinton spent some time in downtown New York playing tag with kids at the Family Life Academy of the Latino Pastoral Action Center.
President Reagan poses with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program in 1984. In his diary, Reagan wrote, “Little Drew Barrymore—the child in E.T.—was one of the children [I met]. She’s a nice little person.”
President Gerald Ford & James Paxton meet with Nebraska's smallest dignitaries at the opening of Ford Birthsite Park in Omaha, 1976.
Speak softly and hug tight: Teddy Roosevelt shows us his soft side, hugging granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby in 1918.
When a troupe of movie stars visited President Harry Truman in 1946, child actress Margaret O’Brien plopped a close seat by Mr. President. Two years earlier, O’Brien had starred as “Tootie” in Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland. Other notables in the photo include Angela Lansbury (top left) and Cesar Romero (top right).