Residents react to former President Barack Obama visiting the Bay Area

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Many San Jose residents are excited about former President Barack Obama's first visit to the Bay Area since leaving office. (KGO-TV)

Former President Barack Obama arrived at Mineta San Jose International Airport Sunday. It's his first visit to the Silicon Valley since he left the White House.

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The reasoning behind the former president's trip to the Bay Area is not clear, but that didn't stop some San Jose residents from a hoping to get a glimpse of Mr. Obama.

FILE -- Former President Barack Obama

"He's the first President I ever voted for and I'm just really excited if I get to see him today," said Juan Aguirre.

"He's a transformational figure a good one and he's definitely missed," a resident told ABC7 News.

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On Sunday, Obama flew into San Jose after spending the day with Warren Buffet in Omaha. That was also a pretty low key affair, they shared lunch at a country club and there were no comments to local media.

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