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11 January 2017, 12:12
Barack Obama paid a touching tribute to his wife and "best friend" Michelle in his final speech as President of the US.
Obama's Touching Tribute To 'Best Friend' Michelle
The outgoing President was dewy-eyed as he made his emotional farewell after eight years at the White House.
And it was his words to Michelle which proved most powerful.
He said: "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 with good humour.
"You mad 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.
"So, you have made me proud and you have made the country proud"
Twitter reacted with love to the statement:
Michelle Obama just mouthed "I love you" to Barack Obama and I'm OUT #ObamaFarewell— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) January 11, 2017
Good god am I going to miss Michelle Obama. What a strong, level headed woman she is.— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 11, 2017