Yesterday, President Obama walked from the White House to the Department of the Interior, stopping along the way to talk with people.

As Obama began his reportedly impromptu stroll, he remarked “the bear is loose,” and then handed out some White House M&Ms in impromptu fashion:

Some thought “the bear” might have had better things to do:

And others thought it was the coolest thing ever!

“The bear”? Okay.

This goes without saying:

Or a “bear” in this case.