President Obama had time to meet with “clock kid” Ahmed Mohamed after all. 

Obama greeted Mohamed, 14, on Monday during the White House’s Astronomy Night on the South Lawn. The president personally invited the Texas teenager to the event after he was arrested last month for bringing a homemade clock to school.

Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest downplayed the possibility of Obama meeting Mohamed.

Despite the meeting, the Texas ninth grader was not the focal point of the event, which is intended to spur students’ interest in math and science.

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