With Tuesday, November 6 midterm elections primed to act either as a vocal rebuke or a consummate approval of Republican's performance over the past two years, former President Barack Obama traveled to key battleground states.
The 44th President campaigned for Democratic candidates who he believes will help protect his legacy.
At a rally in Florida for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the former President reminded the nation how a civilized person deals with distinctly uncivilized behavior when a group of hecklers began taunting him during his speech.
After the hecklers began cursing at him, Obama went into full dad-mode, saying:
"Don't curse in front of kids, come on."
Watch the exchange here.
"Don't curse in front of kids, come on," former Pres. Barack Obama tells a heckler in Miami, Florida. "This is wha… https://t.co/dDRxS692KB— ABC News (@ABC News) 1541184607.0
Obama's behavior offers a stark contrast to President Trump who, as recently as a couple weeks ago, advocated for violence against reporters who don't support him and continues to brand them as "enemies of the people."
When confronted with similar protestors at his rallies, President Trump has said "I'd like to punch him in the face" and urged his supporters to use violence as well.
Obama, on the other hand, kept a cooler head, saying:
"Here's the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don't be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you're supporting the other guy, you come to my rally."
Obama responds to hecklers: "Here's the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the o… https://t.co/UtwjczJfRb— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1541186723.0
Upon watching the videos, Twitter users were feeling some major nostalgia for the Obama era.
@ABC Wow. Once upon a time we had a president that didn't embarrass us on camera or in the white house. https://t.co/cAvJw4RvXA— Corey J (@Corey J) 1541184819.0
@ABC "Don't curse in front of kids." Good Lord! I miss having someone around who has class, patience, and self-control!— ShellHawk (@ShellHawk) 1541185005.0
@ShellHawk @ABC Plus he’s so funny.— Jenny (@Jenny) 1541191678.0
Some Twitter users used the President's mild-mannered message as a way to convince voters who they should vote for this upcoming Tuesday.
@ABC I miss having this man as POTUS. @BarackObama you continue to inspire. #GillumForGovernor #VoteDem— Vote Blue Nov 6th (@Vote Blue Nov 6th) 1541184998.0
@ABC Obama Not just a good leader. A good man.— Quaker Nana (@Quaker Nana) 1541262788.0
For others, watching the former President speak filled them with both gratitude and regret at the current state of our politics.
@ABC God I miss that man, back when our country had dignity, class, morals, and composure. How far we have fallen… https://t.co/sZHhXHvaBA— Leonard (@Leonard) 1541216343.0
@ABC @AlwaysMe_84 Thank You OBAMA 💙💙— Kelly (@Kelly) 1541185071.0
@ABC Wait wait wait, he didn't tell the crowd to beat the guy up or say he'd pay for their bail if they did? HOW UN… https://t.co/sCYBz5AVxx— Brent Talley (@Brent Talley) 1541185127.0
Obama also asked a simple question that the protestors probably didn't have a good answer for:
"Why are the people who won the last election so made all the time?"
Obama rips hecklers: Why are the people who won the last election "so mad all the time?" https://t.co/8BP15GBeLD— Washington Post (@Washington Post) 1541268908.0
@washingtonpost That’s is right!! Why are Republicans so ANGRY if they say they are WINNING with Trump ???— Sophie (@Sophie) 1541270425.0
@washingtonpost Good grief, I watched this and thought he was patient with this, while Trump called for protesters… https://t.co/1DwQXukHCK— Carole Diaz (@Carole Diaz) 1541269355.0
His words reminded many of a simpler time.
@HuffPost I almost forgot what civility looks like— pretty flaco with tha prayer hands (@pretty flaco with tha prayer hands) 1541311866.0
@HuffPost President @BarackObama is funny, refreshing, and uplifting. A welcome change from the rhetoric of the current President.— Keoni Makani (@Keoni Makani) 1541313031.0
@HuffPost @lee_moran leadership and decency on full display. How it is missed!— Nezbee (@Nezbee) 1541313836.0
Thanks for setting a good example we should all be following, President Obama!
@HuffPost A true patriot and a true leader.— middleground69 (@middleground69) 1541328390.0