This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll features not just one president, but two. “Kid President,” 9-year-old Robby Novak, helped President Obama get the word out via YouTube before providing a brief summary of the event for kiddos and kids-at-heart.In the video “Introducing the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll,” President Obama sends Novak a message about the event. The message is passed in class, spotted by telescope, and eventually received via paper airplane before being delivered to Kid President’s desk.
“Kid President, looks like you got my message,” President Obama confirms.
The video then announces a ticket lottery, opening 10 a.m. Thursday morning and closing 10 a.m. on Monday.
Novak gained fame after his “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You” video gained over 10 million views online. In the video, Kid President, who suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition resulting in fragile bones, encourages people to have more fun. Take it from him, “the world needs to stop being boring.”
Novak uses this enthusiasm to help support the Egg Roll, which focuses on a healthy life-style this year. The President and First Lady said the theme is "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!"