Posted by Tania Kindersley.
After all that, it turns out I cannot show you the Pigeon in action. The internet is against me.
So, instead, here is another very sweet, very short video of President Obama, acting as a baby whisperer. Most politicians, faced with a wailing child, might get awkward. Obama just grins and says Oh baby, oh baby, then picks up the small person, who instantly falls silent. My best bits: the joking look what I did face Obama pulls at his wife, and the uncontainable excitement of the little girl in the front row.
It's not the Pigeon, but it's the next best thing: