Barack Obama is one of those magical, dulcet-voiced beings capable of calming fussy babies. This is known. Here's a video documenting his technique. "You okay, baby?" he shouts in the crying baby's face. "No! No! Come on, baby. You won't cry." He lifts the baby out of wife Michelle's arms. It stops crying. I can't believe that actually worked.
A White House photographer captured the moment, with Michelle Obama registering a look of surprise. [Video via White House, image via Peter Souza/White House]