The world was reminded of Aretha Franklin's greatness on Tuesday when CBS aired the pre-taped Kennedy Center Honors celebration from Washington, D.C. In paying tribute to Carole King, one of several honorees, Queen Aretha completely brought the house down with a performance of her 1968 classic, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." It was so powerful that Carole King herself couldn't stay in her seat. Gina Rodriguez sang along while Viola Davis put her hands up in the air, as you do when you're in the presence of a legend. Barack Obama also cried, giving this fine nation another great moment to remember in GIF-form. Thanks, Obama. And thanks a million, Aretha.
Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb news, pretty pics, funny stuff, and an insider POV.