On the night of Tuesday, January 10, President Obama headed to the Windy City to deliver his farewell address to the people of the United States less than two weeks before his final term as president comes to a close. And effectively made us all sob while doing so. (Thanks, Obama.) During his Chicago speech, the POTUS gave a beautiful shoutout to his wife, Michelle Obama, that basically reduced us to a puddle of tears. It's fine, it's fine... But as if we weren't already bordering on hot mess status, the First Lady responded to her hubby's romantic remarks with the sweetest social media shoutout that even after eight years of cutesy couple moments between the President and First Lady, our hearts still weren't ready for.
Back in his hometown — where the President met his wife of over 24 years — Obama took a moment during his farewell address to thank the FOTUS for her love and support. "Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side," the President began. "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, causing both his daughter, Malia, and probs the rest of the American public to start wiping away their tears.
"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," Obama continued, dabbing away at his own eyes. "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 have made me proud, and you have made the country proud." BRB, ugly crying...
But because that speech didn't quite destroy you enough apparently, after the address Michelle Obama took to social media to respond to the President's tearjerking words. "So proud of @POTUS and all that we've accomplished together," she captioned a throwback photo of herself, her husband, and their young daughters. "An incredible journey filled with remarkable people. I love you Barack. —Mo"
And with that, we're saying farewell to one of the most PDA-filled White House stints in U.S. history. So, again, thanks Obama... for eight years of #MarriageGoals.