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Obama Tears Up While Thanking Michelle One Last Time as President

One of the most emotional parts of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago on Tuesday night was when he turned his attention to his family. Obama got choked up addressing his wife Michelle and his two daughters, Malia and Sasha (who appeared to be absent for an unknown reason).

“Michelle, 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,” Obama said. “You took on a role you did not ask for. And you made it your own. With grace and with grit and with style, and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody.

“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become amazing young women, you are smart and you are beautiful but more important, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion,” Obama said. “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.”