Barack Obama had his own family in tears as he delivered his final speech as president in Chicago Tuesday night.
During his speech, Obama thanked Michelle Obama “for taking on a role she didn’t ask for.”
“Michelle LeBon Robinson, girl of 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,” Obama said. “You took on a role you didn’t ask for. And you made it your own, with grace and would grant and with style and good humor.”
The cameras then panned to his oldest daughter Malia Obama, who wiped a tear from her cheek.
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“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become too amazing young women. You are smart and you are beautiful. But more unfortunately for more, kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion.”
“Endure the burden of years you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.” (RELATED: Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Obama Takes The Stage For Farewell Address)