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President Barack Obama's Farewell Address Made These Celebrities Teary-Eyed, Too

Who didn't reach for a tissue after that speech?

By Laura Rosenfeld

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday night. As America prepares to welcome a new Commander-in-Chief on January 20, the president looked back on all of the progress that was made during his two terms and reflected on the country's future.

But politics aside, there was one very personal moment that literally brought a tear to President Obama's eye. The president got emotional when he thanked First Lady Michelle Obama for standing by his side for the past 25 years and praised her for all that she has accomplished during his terms, dabbing the corner of his eye with a tissue. "Michelle LaVaughn Robinson 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. 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," the president said. "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 have made me proud, and you have made the country proud."

It was that moment that really melted the hearts of Americans, especially these celebrities.

The best kind of love #obama #michelleobama

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Many other celebs took to social media to express their gratitude to the president for everything he has done over the past eight years and bid him a proper farewell.


"My fellow Americans , it has been the honor of my life to serve you " Thank you @barackobama & @michelleobama #farewellobama ❤

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The president posted one more inspirational message of gratitude to the American people on Twitter Tuesday night. "Thank you for everything," he tweeted from the official @POTUS Twitter account. "My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours."

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