Watch What Happens When President Obama Takes A Surprise Stroll Around D.C.

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The POTUS stepped out of the White House bubble this week and took an impromptu stroll through Washington, D.C. “The President was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior and decided to break with tradition and take a Springtime walk,” according to the White House blog. “On the way, he got a chance to meet with all sorts of folks, who weren’t expecting to meet the President of the United States of America.”

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According to the Washington Post, the move was not a walk through the park for the Secret Service. But, spokesman Ed Donovan said the risks of a disruption were lower since it was unscheduled. “Any time the president leaves the White House complex there are risks involved,” he said. “Off the record movements can be used to our advantage since there is an element of surprise. If something a protected [person] does is not on the schedule then presumably someone wishing to disrupt an event or do them harm is unaware of it as well.”

The White House shared footage of the once-in-a-lifetime moment in a YouTube video, titled “The President Takes a Surprise Walk.” Check it out below.

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