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Celebrities & All of Us Say Goodbye to President Obama

Jan 12, 2017

Our current President of the United States, Barack Obama, has just one week left in office. For 8 years, the Chicago native ran a campaign and completed a presidency that were both dedicated to the concepts of hope, belief in one’s self, and the goal of uniting all Americans. To honor President Obama, the White House put together a video of famous celebrities and ordinary people alike, who wanted to remark on the past two terms Obama held in office. In the video, you’ll get to see Leonardo DiCaprio venerate Obama for his stances on climate change, Samuel L. Jackson’s gladness in Obama passing the Affordable Care Act, young children appreciating his letters written to them, and many more people, American and foreign, reminiscing on the impact he had on their lives.

Watching the video, you’ll really get a grasp of just how much President Obama had to do during his presidency, how many places he went to, and how many people he met; showing them all the same warm smile every step of the way. It highlights the public’s joys during the high points of his service and shows his strength and calmness during our nation’s darker hours. In his farewell address this past Tuesday, Obama came back to his campaign promises, saying he was optimistic about the future, and he believes America is better off than it was before. Naturally, he referenced the current tense social times racially, but not without expressing immense hope in the American people, to one day correct the problems that ail the country. He then ended his address, changing his renowned campaign slogan, “Yes We Can” to “Yes We Did.” What was your favorite moment from Barack Obama’s historic presidency? Make sure to watch the emotional farewell video below, and don’t feel ashamed if you get a little misty-eyed, it definitely might hit you in the feels.