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Ellen DeGeneres is saying goodbye to a beloved President like only Ellen can.
On Thursday, she dedicated a portion of her show to the outgoing POTUS and FLOTUS. Ellen and the Obamas have been close friends (opens in new tab) for the past eight years, and both Barack and Michelle (opens in new tab) have made countless appearances on Ellen's show.
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Just two months ago, Obama awarded a tearful Ellen (opens in new tab) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. And on Obama's last full day in office, Ellen expressed her thanks.
"Today is the last day that Barack Obama will be our President," she began (opens in new tab). "I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him, I love Michelle." 😢😢😢
The highlight reel includes a lot of dancing (this is Ellen, after all), a Michelle vs. Ellen push-up challenge, an appearance by the first dog Bo, and a very appreciate Ellen thanking the President for his work towards legalizing gay marriage.
Grab a tissue and watch the entire tribute below.
Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.
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