On Tuesday night, President Barack Hussein Obama bid the nation adieu with a powerful farewell address, reliving some of the triumphs of his presidency, thanking the American people, and reminding citizens of their duty to safeguard democracy.
It certainly marked the end of an era.
Pres. Obama to Michelle Obama: "You took on a role you didn't ask for...you made the White House a place that belongs to everybody." pic.twitter.com/OOp4H2X9Ov— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2017
"You've been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend," Obama said as an entire nation welled up. "You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor."
At this point, the sobs in the audience were nearly audible.
"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've made me proud. You've made the country proud."
Barack and Michelle Obama will always be relationship goals. Always. #ObamaFarewell— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) January 11, 2017
President Obama and Michelle Obama are black love at its finest— Cam (@CalllMeCammm) January 11, 2017
Michelle Obama just mouthed "I love you" to Barack Obama and I'm OUT ?❤#ObamaFarewell— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) January 11, 2017
Obama is crying Michelle is crying malia is crying Biden is crying I'm crying— darany (@dnyvni) January 11, 2017
"Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the Southside" pic.twitter.com/cqAfvsgL4L— Brit Bennett (@britrbennett) January 11, 2017
Obama pointed at Michelle and bit his lip smh goals— Nathan Zed (@NathanZed) January 11, 2017
BARACK TALKING ABOUT MICHELLE BITCH IM SHOOK AND LONELY— anal girl (@1800SAMIYAH) January 11, 2017
Malia and Sasha were up next: "You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily," he told his teenage daughters. "Of all that I’ve done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad."
...Not a dry eye in the house or behind a screen.
"You were the first decision I made as a nominee and the best," he told his VP and meme partner. "Not just because you have been a great vice president, but because in the bargain, I gained a brother.
Find yourself someone who looks at you the way Joe Biden looks at Barack Obama. pic.twitter.com/1sGsXYCiIW— jake (@jakebeckman) January 11, 2017
Buddy cop comedy with Obama & Biden GO!— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 11, 2017
I'm a grown man that just teared up watching barack obama and joe biden hug and I am not afraid to admit that— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 11, 2017
On a different note, Obama said that in picking Biden he not only gained a VP but also gained a brother and I SOBBED. HARD.— Travis McElroy (@travismcelroy) January 11, 2017