Originally Posted by imatlas
You don't get why people are affected by this? I think it's silly to read into it as much as people do, but it's still a great moment.
No, it's completely vacuous. I could not give half a shit if the president, senator, or any other national figure let some kid grab his hair, give him a high five, or anything else legal and unimpressive. It's a political ploy put out as a character boost and a way to detract from other things.