We’re not crying, you’re crying.
President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night from his hometown of Chicago. His last speech as president touched on his legacy and offered words of encouragement to the country. But the President also took a moment to give his wife a very sweet shout-out.
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side—for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend,” he said. “You took on a role you didn’t ask for, and you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and good humor.” He took out a white handkerchief to wipe his eyes, and his oldest daughter Malia was also shown wiping away tears.
He didn’t stop there. “You made the White House a place that belonged to everybody,” he said. “And the new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You have made me proud, and you have made the country proud.”
Michelle also gave her husband a shout-out, taking to Twitter after the speech to post this sweet message, along with a throw-back photo of her family: “So proud of @POTUS and all that we’ve accomplished together. An incredible journey filled with remarkable people. I love you Barack.”The president didn’t just give his wife some very public love—he also praised his daughters. “Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women,” he said. “You are smart and you are beautiful, but more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”