Grab the tissues — Barack Obama is at it again, bringing us, and Michelle Obama, to tears.
While we (and probably even Michelle) doubted Barack would be able to outdo his previous sweet social media messages to his wife, it seems he pulled out all the stops for their 25th wedding anniversary. On Tuesday, the former POTUS surprised Michell at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia — where the former FLOTUS was in conversation with Shonda Rhimes — with an incredibly touching and gracious video message.
During the event, Obama appeared on a screen, first apologizing for "crashing" the event, before launching into a two-minute speech that People reports left Michelle teary-eyed and blushing. Obama also shared his message to his Facebook page and, unsurprisingly, his sincere sentiments have racked up 90,000 Likes in just one hour.
"The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are," he says in the video. "It was a lot easier for me to do it because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country. Your strength, grace, your determination, your honesty, the fact that you look so good doing all this...is remarkable."
He continued: "It’s no wonder that as people got to know you the way that I got to know you, they fell in love. And it is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough in asking you out for a date, that you finally gave in. I hope you feel the same way."
(I can't handle this, mom and dad.)
After Obama's message, Michelle, per People, turned to Shonda and joked, "I better get home."
Earlier in the day, Michelle shared a black-and-white photo from their wedding to Twitter. "Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I 💕 you" she captioned it.
Barack and Michelle's quarter century of cute moments began in 1989, when they went on a date to see Do the Right Thing. In the years since, the two have shared two kids, a stint in the White House, started a foundation, and, most importantly, shared several goal-worthy moments for the country to swoon over.
Happy anniversary, Barack and Michelle. Can't wait to see how Barack manages to top this next year...