Outgoing US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced to Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ at their last White House Halloween trick-or-treat event here on Monday.
The Obamas decorated the South Lawn of the White House and welcomed more than 4,000 people for trick-or-treating, mostly from 15 Washington-area elementary schools and military families.
For nearly an hour, the President handed out White House-labeled Hershey Kisses and first lady Michelle Obama handed out cookies on the South Drive.
The President jokingly told some of the youngsters earlier in the East Room that on Halloween, at least, he hoped they didn’t have to pay attention to the first lady about healthy eating.
"We hope, parents, that on this day at least, you don't have to pay attention to Michelle and healthy eating. And in fact, the more candy, the later you eat the candy, the better," the President said.
“Candy for everybody,” the first lady said to applause.
After the trick-or-treating, students dressed as zombies danced to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.
“We’ve been working on a little dance. We don’t know how it’s going to go, but we think we should all just try it anyway,” Obama, dressed in his very best dad-sweater, said before getting the crowd ready.
The President and first lady looked on and tried out a few dance moves as well.