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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama got quite a surprise from several unwelcome guests during the annual Easter Egg Roll event earlier this week, but handled it like a pro.

POTUS began reading Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to a group of kids on the lawn when a bunch of bees began to startle the little ones.

And after seeing the concern on the children's faces, and watching them squirm away from the reading circle, Obama did his best to calm everyone down and ensure that everything was going to be OK.

"Oh no, it's a bee. That's OK, guys. Bees are good, they won't land on you," he told the group of youngsters. "They won't sting you, they'll be OK."

His words did little to quell the children's nerves and a group of kids began to scream and cause a panic.

Obama looked at his photographer, who was able to catch the entire candid moment, and began giggling before realizing that he needed to step in and distract from the visitors.

"Hold on! Hold on! You guys are wild things! You're not supposed to be scared of bees when you're a wild thing," he told the group before he finished reading the beloved children's' book.

Fortunately, the bees left the group alone after a short while and Obama was able to complete the outdoor reading for the wee ones.

And while there's no telling where the swarm came from, there does happen to be a beehive on the South Lawn which is often used for honey in the White House kitchen in its Honey Porter and Honey Ale beers.