Barack Obama just made the sweetest speech about Michelle

And we can’t handle it.

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And we can’t handle it.

Barack and Michelle Obama have given us relationship goals ever since they went on the campaign trail back in 2009, with the former President never missing an opportunity to sing his wife’s praises.

Last week was no exception with Barack Obama taking to the stage at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum annual dinner and ceremony to recognise his wife in his latest award speech.

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Obama was honoured with the Profile in Courage award, a nod to Kennedy’s 1957 book profiling political figures committed to making principled decisions, despite the challenges they faced.

Quick to express his gratitude to his wife (and to crack a joke), the former President announced, ‘I also want to thank Michelle Obama for, after the presidency, sticking with me. Because I think she felt an obligation to the country to stay on, but once her official duties were over, it wasn’t clear.’

After making the audience erupt with laughter, he continued: ‘I love my wife, and I’m grateful for her, and I do believe that it was America’s great good fortune to have her as First Lady.’

In true Michelle Obama style, the former First Lady smiled proudly as her husband delivered the speech.

The former president then went on to talk about the Affordable Care act (Obamacare) and his hope that Congress members will oppose the current movement trying to repeal it.

‘As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled but continues. And it is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions that, regardless of party, such courage is still possible. That today’s members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions.’

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