Sometimes, former president Barack Obama is just like the rest of us.
He reported for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning, but was ultimately dismissed from the civic duty.
WATCH: Former President Obama shakes hands and greets people as he reports for jury duty in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/kzzlg4KZVL— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 8, 2017
Before leaving, Obama shook hands with potential jurors and even signed copies of his book some jurors brought along.
He was a hit. One court clerk exclaimed, "He's gorgeous!" when she caught a glimpse of the former president, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Obama arrived at the court house via motorcade, where he used a secluded elevator used by judges to get to the 17th floor jury assembly room. And, of course, he had Secret Service agents in tow.
This isn't the first time a former president has appeared for jury duty.
Barack Obama waves to onlookers during jury duty just now at Daley Center pic.twitter.com/tQXjuJeeHP— Mitch Dudek (@mitchdudek) November 8, 2017
Bill Clinton appeared for jury duty in 2003 in a New York City federal court case for a gang shooting case. He was also dismissed.
George W. Bush joined the club and was dismissed from his call to jury duty in 2015 at a Dallas, Texas, courthouse.
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