Barack Obama Hugs Wife Michelle in a Sweet Mother's Day Photo
Barack Obama raised spirits on Sunday when he celebrated Mother's Day with a sweet, encouraging post. He also threw in a bit of romance to his wife, Michelle.
The post, which is found below, garnered over 2.5 million likes and thousands of comments in its first 24 hours. There's no doubt some people were inspired to thank their moms.
BARACK CELEBRATES MOTHER'S DAY
"Even if you can't give the moms in your life a hug today, I hope you can give them an extra thank you today," wrote Barack. He then wished wife and mother of his two daughters, Michelle, a Happy Mother's Day.
The former President tagged the former First Lady. In the photo, he hugged a grinning Michelle and appeared to be saying something. Michelle looked gorgeous in a burgundy dress.
For her part, the 56-year-old honored mom Marian Robinson as well as all moms with a lengthy caption on Sunday. She also addressed how the coronavirus pandemic is preventing families from seeing each other.
MICHELLE HONORS HER MOM
"I'm taking some time today to reach out to the amazing mothers in my life—friends, mentors, aunts, elders—who may need a little extra love today," she wrote in part.
She accompanied the caption with a photo of herself smiling in front of a mother holding her daughter. The young child grinned and held a hand up for the First Lady.
Barack and Michelle share daughters Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18. Like everyone else, the family of four is in isolation amid the outbreak. However, the couple is still doing their part to help.
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From birthdays to family trips to graduations, my mother has always been there to offer an extra hand, marvel in life’s small joys, and be our rock to get through this time. In this challenging moment, many of us have been reminded that life—and especially parenting—so rarely goes according to plan. So many mothers have been working tirelessly to get their families, workplaces, communities––and themselves––through this crisis. And I know many of you are separated from your families today, whether due to physical distancing or because your loved ones are essential workers, sacrificing this time to keep the rest of us safe. I'm sure that many of you would rather be out of the house, spending this day with your mom or whomever fills that role in your life. I feel that too. So I'm taking some time today to reach out to the amazing mothers in my life—friends, mentors, aunts, elders—who may need a little extra love today. That includes so many of you. From my family to yours, #HappyMothersDay.
GRADUATES GET VIRTUAL SPEECHES
Last week, they announced that they'd be giving several virtual speeches for this year's college grads, titled "Dear Class of 2020." The hope is to deliver "messages of advice and inspiration," said one spokeswoman.
The special will feature other celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, and activist Malala Yousafzai. On May 16, Barack will also hold an event for high school graduates.
The primetime special, called "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," will air on major television networks as well as on the web.
CELEBRITIES ON MOTHER'S DAY
The former President was joined by other stars on Sunday who wanted to honor their moms. Beyonce shared some touching words about her mother, Tina Knowles.
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Dear Mama, I am thankful for every part of you and every second I share with you. Thank you for giving me life and thank you for expanding my consciousness. I would not have been able to do any of what I’ve done in my life without your strength, your wisdom and your prayers. My biggest goal in life is for my children to feel the love you make us all feel. I appreciate you and thank you with every ounce of admiration and respect. To anyone reading, please thank and appreciate your mom today and everyday. I’m sending all my love and positivity to anyone missing their angel moms today. I love y’all deep. Gang gang gang gang 🥰 and thank you for all the Mother’s Day wishes. Sending Big Texas hugs, Mama B🐝
Like Barack, Blake Shelton focused on his significant other — Gwen Stefani — in his Mother's Day post. The country singer called Sunday "extra weird" due to the circumstances.
CELEBRATING EASTER WITH HOPE
Back in April, Barack again used social media to share a message of hope. This time, he was celebrating Easter with a throwback photo of his entire family.
Although our celebrations may look different this year, our unwavering faith remains the same. For me, Easter is a time of hope––a reminder of rebirth and renewal––and a belief in a better day to come. From my family to yours, we wish you all a blessed and joyful Easter. pic.twitter.com/xEsgxOarQ5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 12, 2020
The former President described Easter as "a time of hope -- a reminder of rebirth and renewal." We hope Barack's words hold true very soon as it relates to the pandemic.
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