11th January 2017
WATCH: Obama’s Final Public Address to Michelle is Everything
He never shied away from declaring his love for her in public, but this one takes the cake.
Whichever side of the political spectrum you’re on, one thing’s certain about outgoing president of the United States Barack Obama: he gives the best speeches.
During a farewell speech to the nation last night, Obama paid an emotional tribute to his wife, outgoing first lady Michelle Obama, which was received with a rapturous applause.
The couple’s eldest daughter Malia, who was seated next to her mother, could be seen constantly wiping away tears, and the president shed a few himself too.
“For the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and with grit and style and good humour,” Obama said.
Watch the full tribute: