It was an emotional farewell in Chicago, when US President Barack Hussein Obama hopefully made his last speech as president Tuesday night.
The tears came at the end of the 50-minute long speech when he turned to his wife to thank her, reports CNN.
"Michelle Lavaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side -- for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife, the mother of my children, you have been my best friend," Obama said. "You took on a job you didn't ask for, and you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and good humor."
Shortly after the speech, Michelle Obama tweeted a picture of the presidential family and wrote:
"So proud of @POTUS and all that we've accomplished together. An incredible journey filled with remarkable people. I love you Barack. -mo"
In his speech, President Barack Hussein Obama took up threats to democracy, but he also urged his followers to believe that change and progress are possible.
The speech ended with a reference to his famous election slogan eight years ago.
- Yes, we can. Yes we did. Yes we can.
Listen to the whole speech here.
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