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Obama, Steve Harvey surprise White House tourists 

Dec. 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM ET

Steve Harvey and President Obama surprise guests on a White House Christmas tour.

Steve Harvey and President Barack Obama decided to surprise folks taking Christmas tours of the White House recently, including a wide-eyed boy who shared something in common with the president.

“You got ears just like me,’’ Obama said while shaking the hand of a boy named Jordan. “They give you some special power.”

A young boy named Jordan gets a surprise greeting from President Obama while on a White House Christmas tour. "You have ears just like mine,'' Obama told him.
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A young boy named Jordan gets a surprise greeting from President Obama while on a White House Christmas tour.

Before Harvey interviewed Obama for a segment on his talk show that will air Friday, the two mingled with surprised tour-goers while Harvey got a taste of what it's like to be the second-most popular person in the room.

Video: When talk show host Steve Harvey interviewed President Obama, they decided to greet a White House tour group.

“I’ve never been ignored this many times ever,’’ Harvey said as he stood to Obama’s right while greeting guests. "This is so cool." 

“They just can’t see you behind the decorations,’’ Obama said.

The president greets a member of the military as Steve Harvey looks on.
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The president greets a member of the military as Steve Harvey looks on.

Obama offered a “feliz Navidad” greeting to one woman, gave a handshake to a member of the military, and gave a birthday hug to another. He also was met with a quizzical look when he asked one young girl, “You know Steve Harvey?”

“I’m Cedric the Entertainer,’’ Harvey said to another guest. “Thank you for coming.” 

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