Bethany Biron
January 14, 2017 10:02 am
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President Barack Obama may be preparing to leave the White House, but luckily for us we can pretend he’s still there with the help of a little virtual reality magic.

Thanks to Oculus, you can now take a virtual tour of the White House, led by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Viewers can choose to experience it as a 360-degree video on Facebook. Or, to really maximize the experience, they can use an Oculus Rift headset to view the video fully in 3D. The video shows nine famous parts of the White House, providing an immersive experience like you’re really there just hanging out with the Obamas. So cool, right?

And, since he’s on his way out, nobody knows that better than him. Obama then added some personal thoughts to what the building has meant to him.

Turns out, Obama is not a VR rookie.

In honor of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, the president also took part in a VR video during a trip to Yosemite over Father’s Day weekend, as part of a partnership with Oculus and National Geographic.

In case you missed it, Obama gave his final address to the country on Tuesday. He used it to once again seeking to instill hope in the American people in the same way he did when he first took office in 2008. We had to admit we were pretty misty eyed by the end, when Obama thanked his tearful wife and daughters for their support over the past eight years.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon this week, Michelle Obama said the experience of leaving has been tougher than she anticipated.

Stop, we’re crying all over again.

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