Former President Barack Obama gave an adorable shoutout to wife Michelle while accepting his John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award on May 7. We dare you not to cry while watching this beautiful moment!
If it wasn’t clear before, former President Barack Obama, 55, and wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, 53, are an incredibly cute couple. He proved that again while accepting the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s “Profile in Courage” Award on May 8, telling the crowd about his deep love for Michelle. It was a powerful, sweet moment guaranteed to get you misty-eyed.
“I also want to thank Michelle Obama for after the presidency sticking with me,” he said while accepting his award. “Because I think she felt an obligation to the country to stay on. But once her official duties were over, it wasn’t clear. I love my wife. And I’m grateful for her. And I do believe that it was America’s great, good fortune to have her as first lady.”
Aww! By the way, he was totally joking about not knowing if she was going to leave him after the presidency. Seeing Michelle’s face in the audience as she listened to his speech was what did us in. She’s crying while hearing her husband tell the world how much he loves here! Yeah, we’re crying too.
The rest of his speech was poignant, the former president talking about the GOP healthcare reform bill that can take away benefits from Obamacare. “As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled but continues,” he said. “And it is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions that, regardless of party, such courage is still possible.” He voiced his “fervent hope” that Congress would see beyond party lines to do what’s right.
HollywoodLifers, be honest: did you get teary-eyed watching Barack Obama talk about Michelle? Let us know!