— WGBH News (@wgbhnews) December 19, 2014
Boston Public Radio received a call from surprise special guest President Barack Obama on Thursday. Obama rang the radio station to praise the efforts and legacy of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who is serving his last month in office. Patrick was speaking on air with WGBH News when the president phoned in and said, “Uh, governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville.” At first, Patrick was skeptical of the voice on the other side of the line then went on to joke with the commander-in-chief about his pronunciation of Massachusetts.
Patrick’s reaction to the president’s phone call was priceless. The friendship between them goes back much further than most expect. It must be such an honor to have the president phone in to wish you all the best as Patrick approaches retirement from the Massachusetts State House office. Patrick tweeted a sincere thank you to Mr. President.
— Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) December 18, 2014
Listen in to the entirety of their conversation in the video below!
Credit: YouTube/WGBH News
President Obama makes a surprise call to a friend…