Watch Ben Folds Perform At Michelle Obama & Jill Biden’s Mother’s Day Tea

Ben Folds is exactly the kind of guy you’d want to take home to your mom. Incidentally, he’s also exactly the kind of guy you’d want to serenade a whole group of moms in honor of Mother’s Day — especially if those moms are hyper-emotional because their children are away due to military concerns. So when First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden (wife of the Vice President Joe Biden) hosted the annual Mothers Day Tea for military-connected mothers last Friday, that’s exactly who they called. Folds has been hanging out in Ireland lately, but he made it back stateside in order to play at the White House. Starting around 1:15 in the video below, watch Folds hug Obama and launch into “Zak & Sara,” “Gracie,” (fitting, since it’s a song that he wrote for his daughter) and, obviously, “The Luckiest.” (No “Army,” though.)