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Weaver then asked Obama to be his “homeboy,” saying then Vice President Joe Biden had already accepted this.
“Absolutely,” said a smiling Obama, shaking hands with the boy.
He used this meeting to later interview Oprah Winfrey and athletes like Dwyane Wade.
“He was just a nice person, real, very intelligent,” said Hardy. “Very open, sociable. He didn’t say no to anyone. “
Weaver started fifth grade volunteering for the school news program at KE Cunningham / Canal Point Elementary in a farming community on the shores of Lake Okeechobee.
“Damon was the boy who ran after me around the hall to tell me he was interested,” his teacher Brian Zimmerman told the Post in 2016. You could see his personality coming through. He wasn’t nervous about being in front of the camera. “