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People Are Obsessed With This Bald Eagle Couple

They're called Mr. President and the First Lady — and everyone is on baby watch.

In 2014, when President Barack Obama was still in office, he got some competition: A bald eagle named Mr. President started gaining popularity.

Mr. President lives in Washington, D.C., high up in a tulip poplar tree at the U.S. National Arboretum, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to the American Eagle Foundation, this is the first bald eagle couple to nest in this location since 1947.

And when he and his mate, First Lady, decided to have eaglets, everyone started to take note - especially since there was an easy way to watch everything Mr. President and his mate were doing via live cam.

The First Lady laid eggs and dutifully watched over them until they hatched in February of last year.

When they hatched, their eaglets became known as Freedom and Liberty.

Now people are hoping to watch the couple raise a family again this year.

"Last year, the First Lady laid two eggs mid-February," the American Eagle Foundation wrote recently. "She may lay eggs around the same time this year. Be on the lookout!"

This year, as the pair hunkered down in their nest in late January, people seemed especially glad there was something to hope for.

"I'm proud they are our President and First Lady!" one commenter wrote.

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