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In a moment of Internet DFTBA epic-ness, John Green appeared in a Google+ Hangout with President Obama today to interview him, and watched the President actually utter the phrase, “Don’t forget to be awesome.”

Here’s what happened: Green announced that he and his wife are expecting their second child. He asked Obama to pick one of two names, if it’s a girl. It was at that point that the President told Green’s forthcoming son or daughter to not forget to be awesome.

The phrase, as fans of Green’s know, is the Vlog Brothers’ classic line from his and Hank’s YouTube channel. “DFTBA” trended worldwide on Twitter shortly afterward.

We just may make it our ringtone. Or play it repeatedly until it actually sinks in that the President himself said the phrase.

UPDATE: Here’s the minute-long clip…

Green was invited to participated in a “Fireside Hangout” with President Obama and other interviewers today. Viewers were allowed to submit questions in advance, and had the chance to be posed to the President. Like his fans, he was excited about what happened during the Hangout:

Naturally, the internet got right on celebrating the occassion…

President Obama DFTBA Poster HD

  • Jan-Willem

    that was fast

  • http://www.twitter.com/matsemann08 Matsemann08

    My jaw fell to the floor when I heard him say it, amazing!

  • carlos


  • Shelby Walker

    You forgot to mention that the President said DFTBA to John’s unborn child (which they basically announced they’re expecting to the world/nerdfighteria during the chat!)! :)

  • Slacks34

    this is AWESOME!! i can’t believe i can’t watch this :( it keeps telling me the video is private

  • Jazz

    He didn’t even get him to do it, he just did it! A total surprise!

  • http://twitter.com/jackiewhitus Jackie Whitus

    I’m so happy for John and Sarah. Watching John’s videos just makes me feel like part of their family and I’m so excited for another Green baby. Much love to his family.

  • Mindy

    aahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! That’s a good idea for a text tone!

  • marly


  • http://twitter.com/AnnaLeighMusic Anna Stephenson

    I would like to point out that WE DO NOT KNOW THAT THE BABY IS A GIRL. John clearly said “We have a name picked out if it’s a boy.”

  • http://twitter.com/McKeeKatharine Katharine McKee

    I can’t stop smiling!

  • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

    Wait. They are having another BABY?!?!?

  • Betsy

    I totally appreciated Hank’s tweet bashing conservatives. /sarcasm.

    • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

      He didn’t bash anyone. A couple of people in the panel seemed to be more prone to interrupting, and he made reference to that.

      • Betsy

        If that were true, he could have said “people interrupting” – he specifically called out conservatives, implying that conservatives ruin everything. I didn’t realize the nerdfighteria was supposed to have a political agenda or preference.

        • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

          I didn’t get the same message you got out of it but, of course, I’m not going to discredit the way you decided to interpret the tweet. Saying he implied something automatically puts our own bias into that interpretation. With that said, saying that he was purposely putting down conservatives in general— based off a comments he said about two specific (and argumentative) panelists —seems kind of unfair. Both, John and Hank, have previously specifically spoken about this topic, in regards to conservative nerdfighters who have felt like you in past occasions. Those are on their Tumblrs, if you are interested.

        • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan
  • jon


  • Kaat

    Definitely ALice

  • Glaciusx

    I feel like I’m dreaming right now.


  • Hagrid’s Coat

    Not to mention that the Yeti is on camera. To me, that’s the most surprising part of all. I’m so happy for them both, though!

  • Sarah

    I have no words!!!

  • RumbleroarLuna

    HOLY CHEESE (IDK). I didn’t get to watch it because I had to stay after school (ironically enough, I was in a computer lab. Well, not so much ironically, but the point is I didn’t get to watch it). AND OMG, first of all, another baby! GAH Henry’s so adorable and omg this will be the best (the other question is, will John take Vlogbro’s paternity leave again and have Maureen substitute?) Second, the Yeti! Third, OBAMA! He wasn’t even prompted! I though John was like, can you say don’t forget to be awesome but nooo. Today has been a good day, I’d say, what with this, a new Charlie McDonnell video, HP news ALL DAY ERRY DAY, and Glee with Klaine on tonight. YAYZ

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Whelen/514317641 Rachel Whelen

    ah I forgot this was happening. Where can I watch the whole thing?

  • Gary65

    *Falls to knees in pseudo-religious worship*

    • B.


      • Gary65

        I’m sorry but I appreciate famous people who are actually nice and make an effort to get to know people and ingratiate themselves. They are so rare. He could have easily walked into that interview having no clue about who John Green is or what he’s read or anything(I don’t know if he’s read the books or not or if he just got someone on his staff to tell him about them. I have a feeling it’s the latter). But he didn’t. I may have exaggreated a bit but it’s worth noting that famous people can be like regular people without the world coming to an end. It’ll even do them good(see Emma Watson article for further proof of this).

  • Zoe


  • Deidre

    This was amazing! And what a way to announce a new baby!!! Awesome

  • SnatcherGirl

    This really makes we wish I was that baby.

  • georgina Phelps

    I was so shocked I started laughing really loudly, then I just couldn’t stop grinning all evening, then I took to tumblr. Plus, I haven’t see anyone ask this, I’ve been wondering what the boy name they picked out is.

  • Chaz

    Ugh Obama should just resign and be an entertainer. He’d do a far better job than being President.

  • Glaciusx

    Who runs the world?! GIR- NOPE. DFTBA~

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai

    That’s awesome.

  • allyncj

    The Yeti!

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