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In response to the ongoing turmoil at the White House, Twitter is pleading to #BringObamaBack. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

For the first time in nine years, Barack Obama will celebrate his birthday without having to balance to burden of America's problems on his shoulders. He will turn 56 years old on 4 August.

The former US president has taken to political retirement very well – being spotted vacationing at private tropical islands, playing golf and eating a lot of ice-cream. But his exit from the White House has not gone down equally well with much of the American public who like to reminisce about his time in office.

In keeping with his birthday, people have started to tweet their wishes to Obama and express just how much they miss him. "Just a reminder Barack Obama's birthday is on August 4 . We should flood the Twitter world Birthday wishes for him so to piss Trump off," one user wrote.

"On the 4th of August 1961, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu. He inspired millions to speak up. I was one of them. Happy Birthday!" another individual posted in tribute.

In the current Trump-age, when the public is bombarded with a constant supply of presidential tweets and statements that shock and concern, IBTimes UK takes a look back at some of Obama's most inspirational quotes.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.

We, the People, recognise that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defence.

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realise your true potential.

But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day.

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.

Immigrants aren't the reason wages haven't gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns.