Michelle Obama Shares a Throwback Photo of Barack and Their Daughters for Father's Day

With Father's Day being celebrated on the third Sunday of June among over forty countries around the world, celebrity messages on social media have quickly become the subject of scrutiny, adoration, and mirth today.

Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, gave netizens a treat on Father's Day by sharing an old photograph of her husband, former President Barack Obama, and their little girls.

Captioning the sweet picture that showed a young Malia sitting on a step and a younger Sasha sitting on Obama's lap next to her, Michelle wrote:

"‪Pretty grateful for this guy. Happy Father’s Day!"

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With #MothersDay just a couple days away, I find myself thinking a lot about the way my mother raised me. And even though our family was crammed into a tiny apartment, one of the greatest gifts she gave me was the freedom to explore and develop into my own person. For instance, even though we didn’t have much money, she and my dad cobbled enough money together to send me on a high-school trip to Paris, which opened up the world to me in so many ways. And now that I’m raising kids of my own, I wanted to pass that lesson on to my own girls. I’ve been so fortunate to be able to travel with Sasha and Malia all across the country and around the world—experiences my mother never would have dreamed of back when I was their age. But though the settings may be different, the message is the same, and it’s one I hope mothers everywhere pass on to their daughters—in seeking out new perspectives and reaching outside of our comfort zones, we can discover more about ourselves.

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With little Sasha all grown up and a high school graduate and Malia already attending college at Harvard University where she is dating another student, the time has flown fast for the Obamas.

Michelle's Instagram blew up with messages of other people who were equally "grateful for this guy" in a less personal capacity, that of being the 44th President of the United States of America.

Barack's casual look in a pair of "dad jeans" did not go unnoticed either, and many expressed how much they miss the days when he filled the Oval Office with his simple charm and easy disposition.

Fans of Michelle and Barack Obama have been blessed with many glimpses into their personal lives via their social media accounts over the years.

Their loving messages to each other shared on birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and other special days have warmed the hearts of millions of Americans.

Michelle also remembered her own father on Sunday, sharing an "imperfect" picture that described "incomplete" memories with her much loved late dad, Fraser Robinson.

Describing "his presence—his strength, his poise, and yes, his style," Michelle's deep love for her father shines through, and her description indeed also matches the man she married.

Fans that have read her memoir entitled "Becoming" and who followed her book tour were given the unique opportunity to intimately acquaint themselves with Michelle's family within its pages.

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Sunday night in Nashville, I walked off stage for the final time on my #IAmBecoming tour. After 34 stops, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Vancouver to Atlanta, I couldn’t be more humbled—or more hopeful. I started this journey knowing that in order for you all to know who I was, you had to know my whole story—the broken parts, the struggles, and the imperfections. It wasn’t always easy to share those moments, but I know that it’s only because of them that I was able to become something more. So thank you all—all the young people I met along the way, all the folks sitting in the balconies, all the book clubs who generated real discussions—for recognizing that truth in your own lives, and for sharing it not just with me but with the world. If each of us can do more of that, if we can be a little more vulnerable, a little more honest with ourselves and with each other, then maybe we can pay that lesson forward to someone else. Maybe we’ll be able to offer each other a little more grace. And maybe then, we can more fully embrace the ways we are the same. To me, that’s how we can all keep becoming, together.

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Her loving tribute to Robinson on Instagram leaves no doubt that he had a hand in molding her into the person she is today, and his passing in 1991 after battling Multiple Sclerosis clearly left a mark.

Describing "his presence—his strength, his poise, and yes, his style," Michelle's deep love for her father shines through, and her description indeed also matches the man she married.

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I love this photo of my father because it shows so much of his presence—his strength, his poise, and yes, his style. My dad was pretty cool. He was proud and warm with a smooth baritone voice and ready laugh. He was also quite punctual, as you can see from his wristwatch suntan. But I also love this photo because its imperfections capture a lot about what it’s like for me to think about him today. This snapshot is a reminder that all memories are somewhat incomplete, a photographic representation that my time with him was cut short. And that’s ok—that’s life. And that’s why, today and every day, I’m grateful for all of it: for every imperfect photograph, for every incomplete memory, and for the many wonderful, beautiful years I had to learn and love — and be loved by — my father. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I miss you and I’ll love you forever.

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Another Presidential tweet on Father's Day came from none other than number 45. President Donald J. Trump addressed his 'worst and most vicious critics' in his Father's Day message.

In a post that received over one-hundred-thousand likes so far, the POTUS magnanimously wrote:

"Happy Father’s Day to all, including my worst and most vicious critics, of which there are fewer and fewer. This is a FANTASTIC time to be an American! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

The President recently celebrated his birthday, turning seventy-three, and according to reports, an online card to collect more than 2 million signatures was set up for him by his team.

The team promised signers that the President would read the entire card including all the names of his avid fans. Social media is eager to discover how many days the reading will take.

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