Michelle Obama graced the cover Essence magazine this month and reminded us once again why she is our favorite first lady in the history of ever.
While Obama spoke on many things, it appears that what is resonating with readers most is her desire to discuss her and President Barack Obama's importance to young Black boys and girls who now have role models in the White House.
"I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them," she said. "It matters."
"All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we've kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids; imaginations of what's possible for them," she continued. "And as a mother, I wouldn't underestimate how important that is, having that vision that you can really do anything — not because somebody told you, but because you've seen and experienced it. I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids."
It’s the end of an era (😪), and ESSENCE is sending the First Family off with a hug and a salute. @BarackObama and @MichelleObama exude their signature poise, grace and charm on the cover of our historic October issue, in which they open up about watching their girls grow up in the White House as well as the legacy they hope to leave behind. “Some of my fondest memories of the White House are just being with the girls on a summer night and walking the dogs around the South Lawn, talking and listening to them.” 💕 Believe us—you’re not going to want to miss out on this special collector’s issue! For a sneak peek, check out the link in bio, and be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands Friday, September 16! (📷: @kwakualston) #ESSENCEObamas
Not to detract from Michelle's important and powerful words, social media is also losing its mind over this adorable couple's picture where Michelle gets to show off a figure that the White House surely has not seen before.
Many fell in love with Mrs. Obama all over again — see what they had to say on Twitter.
No disrespect to the Queen and her King, but Michelle Obama got a FATTY and Essence put it RIGHT UP FRONT LMAO— Patrick Popoff (@rmichaelthomas) September 8, 2016
IM SO SHOOKED BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA ON THE COVER OF ESSENCE OMG 😎👑🔥🙌 pic.twitter.com/42EW7knwMV— ♔ T (@itsmetaytay12) September 8, 2016
Just as the Obama's prepare to say goodbye to the White House in a couple months, we prepare to say goodbye to them and the eight years of pride that they have brought to so many people.
For the sake of the country, we hope that both Michelle and President Obama remain in the public sphere, and continue to drive and inspire us.
(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)