In just a few short days, we will be saying farewell to Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the The United States of America and the first family that stole our hearts, well mine at least. We knew this time was coming. We were given a reminder way back during the final White House Correspondence Dinner but still, we’re not ready! If that isn’t bad enough, the President’s remarks last night at his farewell address tugged at our heart strings even more! There are sooo many tweet-worthy moments from the night but here are just a few that stood out to me:
1. “Michelle Lavaughn Robinson, girl from the South Side– For the past twenty five years, you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. 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…”
2. To Malia and Sasha– “Of all I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”
3. “To Joe Biden, the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware’s favorite son: you were the first choice I made as a nominee, and the best…”
4. “For white Americans, it means acknowledging that the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the ‘60s — that when minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness. When they wage peaceful protest, they’re not demanding special treatment but the equal treatment that our Founders promised.”
What were your favorite moments from his speech?
– A Black Girl About Town
Photo Credit:: Sheen Magazine
Quotes taken from:: NPR
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