President Obama gave his final address as leader of the United States Tuesday night, and while the speech touched on many issues surrounding democracy and citizenship, the most moving moment was when he paid tribute to wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.
As Obama delivered the heartwarming remarks to his wife and daughters in the McCormick Place in Chicago, the crowd of roughly 20,000 people came to its feet and the president wiped tears from his eyes with a hankerchief.
"You’re not the only ones. Michelle – for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor."
"You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. 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."
Then the president turned his attentions to his daughters Malia and Sasha, who were 10 and 7 years old, respectively.
"Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad."
The tributes sent many on Twitter into a frenzy.
I WANT SOMEONE TO LOVE ME LIKE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA LOVES MICHELLE OBAMA 😭😭 https://t.co/YLpij7Ifrs— Common Girl 💅🏻 (@FIirtationship) January 11, 2017