The only thing a South Philadelphia woman wanted for her 100th birthday was to meet Michelle Obama. That wish came true on Saturday night (Nov. 19) when the former first lady gave Eloise Brown the most wonderful surprise of her life.
CBS News reports that Obama was at The Met Philadelphia that night for a scheduled tour event to promote her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. Obama’s team heard about Brown’s birthday wish and sent her tickets.
After Obama finished speaking, Brown, who turns 100 on Nov. 22, and her 95-year-old sister, Johnnie Devlin, were ushered backstage, where Obama embraced both of them.
“I can't even describe it. Absolutely wonderful. All I wanted to do was just shake her hand and I did it,” Brown said. “It is the greatest birthday I could ever have.”
The video below captured the moment when Obama surprised Brown.