Earlier in December, President Obama joined the First Lady in delivering about 1,000 toys from the President’s staff to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign, an annual holiday toy drive.
Declaring himself the “Big Elf,” the President’s job was to sort the toys into girls and boys bins. The first toy he picked up was a basketball, and that’s when the annual sort-a-thon went from stereotypical to awesome…
Without hesitation he slam dunked it into the girls bin, saying “I just wanna make sure some girls play some ball.”
The President continued sorting, and made it a point to put sports equipment, tool toys, and science sets in the girls bin. “T-Ball? Girls like T-Ball.”
When someone in the crowd of onlookers questioned his decision to designate LEGO bricks for girls, commenting that they might not like them, the President quickly responded, “Girls don’t like toys?”
Winning shot made. Game over folks.
Since it started in the 1940s, Toys for Tots has distributed more than 469 million toys to more than 216 million children.