The president paid an emotional tribute to his wife, outgoing first lady Michelle Obama, during his farewell speech to the nation.
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side, for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend,” Obama said. “You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor.”
Wiping away tears as he spoke, the president praised her service as the country’s first African-American First lady.
“You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody,” he said. “And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You’ve made me proud. You’ve made the country proud.”
The moment got a lot of people all teary-eyed and wishing for that Barrack Obama- Michelle type of love.
Obama is crying Michelle is crying malia is crying Biden is crying I'm crying
— darany (@dnyvni) January 11, 2017
That Barack And Michelle Obama type of love when I get married plz 💘💘💘
— Jessica Nguyen (@_j3sssss) January 11, 2017
Watching Obama's #FarewellAddress and trying to hold back tears. I really just want four more years of Barack and Michelle, okay?!
— Sydney Bucksbaum (@SydneyBucksbaum) January 11, 2017
— Kaisa Enkkelä (@kaisaenkkela) January 11, 2017
I got teary-eyed listening to Barack Obama talk about Michelle Obama. That rarely happens. #FarewellAddress
— Rudy Chinchilla (@ChinchillaRudy) January 11, 2017
— Hriiday Malhotra (@HriidayM) January 11, 2017
— 🕊Mahezabeen🕊 (@Mahezabeen) January 11, 2017
Forever grateful, thank you @BarackObama!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
— Sean Don (@BigSean) January 11, 2017
— B🌴 (@biapizzza) January 11, 2017
No, we are not crying. You are crying!
Ok, fine we are all crying!!!