Watch: Michelle Obama chokes up giving her final speech as First Lady today
Sigh. We still can't believe the Obamas are leaving the White House shortly. It's like finding out your really awesome neighbours you used to have drinks with are moving out and will be replaced by some douchebags with a foghorn.
It's only a matter of weeks now until Inauguration Day for Donald Trump, so the Obamas are starting to wrap things up, with today marking Michelle's final ever speech as First Lady.
It was made at the White House where FLOTUS was honouring the school counselor of the year, an annual tradition she began in 2015.
Addressing the crowd, the First Lady said: "I want the young people to know, that they matter. That they belong. Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered...lead by example with hope, never fear."
You can watch the full speech from the 16 min 20 second point below, while there are some clips below that...
FLOTUS: "Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don't matter or like you don’t have a place in our American story because you do." pic.twitter.com/PDFmODn1Fu— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2017
First Lady Michelle Obama: "When you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember...the power of hope." pic.twitter.com/xpfE0Rektm— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2017
Story by Fiona Flynn | 17:56 | Friday 6th January 2017 | Trending