Malia Obama Wipes Away Tears During Her Dad's Farewell Address

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Emotions were high during President Obama’s farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago. Cameras cut to his 18-year-old daughter Malia as the POTUS was gushing about his wife Michelle, her and her sister, and she could be seen wiping away a tear.

“Michelle LeVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side,” said an emotional Obama, “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 you made it your own with grace and grit and style, and good humor. 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.”

Malia and Sasha,” continued the president, “under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, you are smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”

-Devashree Goenka