Watch Obama Officially Wave Goodbye to Washington, D.C.

And try not to weep.

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In one of the more poignant Inauguration traditions of the day, the newly-minted President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania escorted Barack and Michelle Obama to Marine One, the official Presidential helicopter, as they made their exit out of Washington, D.C.

The as-adorable-as-ever Obamas held hands as they walked to the helicopter and had a friendly goodbye with the Trumps—handshakes and air kisses included. Just before boarding, Obama waved to the Capitol one last time.

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President Trump and Melania stood on the steps of the Capitol with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, waving the Obamas off as Marine One departed. The Obamas are heading to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and are leaving for a vacation in California later today, according to the Washington Post.

Watch the entire bittersweet moment below.

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Maggie Maloney

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.