Jolene Jackinsky's search for an airline at Anchorage International Airport on Monday landed her and her 6-month-old daughter a selfie with former President Barack Obama.
Jackinsky told the Associated Press that she ended up waiting in an area for private flights and spotted a man she thought looked like Obama.
"As I got closer, I thought: Oh my God, it is Obama," she told the Associated Press on Friday.
Shortly after she realized that the man was in fact Obama, the former president walked up to her and asked, "Who is this pretty girl?"
Jackinsky said she and Obama chatted about how fast kids grow up before he agreed to pose for a few photos with her daughter, Giselle.
When Giselle's father approached, Jackinsky said Obama joked, "I'm taking your baby."
Jackinsky's photos took the internet by storm when she finally posted them on Facebook.
"I think it's unreal and pretty exciting that I get to have a picture with him and my baby," she said. "Not a lot of people get to meet him."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.