On Tuesday night President Obama flew home to Chicago, where his presidential campaign began way back in 2007, to deliver a farewell address to the American people.
As you can imagine, people were feeling all the feels during the hour-long speech. Many took to Twitter to thank Obama for the past eight years.
— Julia Park (@juliaseaborn) January 11, 2017
People will miss the entire Obama family — in particular, First Lady Michelle Obama.
— Princess leah (@leahkayyxo) January 11, 2017
— kimberleigh kirby (@Kimberleigh_K) January 11, 2017
— Eli (@elliemmac) January 11, 2017
There was some worry about Obama’s youngest daughter, Sasha, who wasn’t in Chicago for the speech. (She had a science test the next day. Ugh, high school!)
— Sabra Berger (@SabraBerger) January 11, 2017
— (@WhoMEA) January 11, 2017
— Alexander Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) January 11, 2017
But mostly, people were crying (especially when Malia Obama started crying!).
— Nathan Allen Pirtle (@workwthecoach) January 11, 2017
Watching Malia Obama cry as her father talks about what a role model her mom has been is officially the moment I lost it. #Farewell44
— Shelby Knox (@ShelbyKnox) January 11, 2017
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 11, 2017
— Liv ✨ (@unxpectedqueen) January 11, 2017
Including the president himself.
— kate (@katemullenz) January 11, 2017
Even the morning after the speech, people were still weepy.
Finally steeled myself to watch #ObamaFarewell this morning and had to add more sugar to my Cheerios to cover all the salty tears.
— Randy Smith (@Thing_Finder) January 11, 2017
— Sophie (@sophielperrenx) January 11, 2017
help I'm gonna start crying I already miss Obama
— linda 38 (@twentyonelinda) January 11, 2017
Many celebs weren’t shy about expressing their love for the outgoing president.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 11, 2017
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 10, 2017
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 11, 2017
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) January 11, 2017
Me watching my president Obama's farewell address tonight…I'm not gonna be able to do it y'all… pic.twitter.com/RQoaY5HEPV
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 11, 2017
And the GIFs. Oh, the GIFs.
There was emotion.
Especially during this hug.