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S.Fla. Kids In D.C. Get Surprise Visit From The President

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WESTON (CBSMiami) – A group of elementary school students from Weston will never forget their recent trip to the White House when President Barack Obama himself surprised them with a personal greeting while they were on a tour.

Fifth graders at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston were already thrilled about their big class trip to Washington D.C.

“It was amazing, it was really cold though. it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be there,” said Gianna Uviera.

During a taped segment for Comedian Steve Harvey’s talk show, President Obama agreed to surprise some White House visitors and the kids happened to be that group.

Their joy lit up their faces as they shook hands with the commander-in-chief.

“One in a million people get to actually shake his hand and go up there and say, ‘Hi my name is Gianna. It’s so nice to meet you,’” said Uviera.

In South Florida style, one teacher even brought some Latin flavor to the White House wishing President Obama a Merry Christmas in Spanish.

While some were struck by the president’s celebrity status.

“Their faces were like little light bulbs, some of them said I will never wash this hand again,” said Erin Lenhart.

The kids say Washington D.C. and the president will never look the same to them  including the president’s wardrobe.

“When I was leaving I looked down and I saw his shoes were really shiny,” said Uviera.

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