You Have To See This Sweet Video Of Michelle Obama Meeting The Little Girl In Awe Of Her Portrait

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama unveils her portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

You Have To See This Sweet Video Of Michelle Obama Meeting The Little Girl In Awe Of Her Portrait

Little Parker Curry said the former first lady is a queen.

Published March 6, 2018


Michelle Obama posted a picture and video to her Instagram account showing the touching moment she and 2-year-old Parker Curry met. 

A picture of an immovable Curry staring at Obama's portrait went viral for showing how the former first lady's image will impact young, Black girls. After the photo became its own headline, Obama must have reached out the Curry's mother and arranged a meeting. 

"Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself... and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you!" Obama commented on her Instagram page. 


A viral photo of a 2-year-old Black girl looking at the incredible portrait of Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery has people trying their best not to cry at work.

When Parker Curry’s mother, Jessica Curry, took her her daughter to see the former first lady's portrait, the 2-year-old's eyes became permanently fixed to the beautiful image painted by Amy Sherald. 

  1. Nearby, fellow gallery visitor Ben Hines snapped a picture and the rest is internet history
  2. Immediately, people were emotionally affected by the image of Curry
  3. Seeing Curry in awe of Obama's portrait reminded us all why representation matters
  4. In a conversation with Buzzfeed's AM2DM, Curry's mother revealed the 2-year-old thought Michelle Obama was a queen

    "I can say her name...queen!" Curry told the hosts of AM2DM. 

    Later on, Curry's mother spoke with CNN and explained how her daughter refused to pose for a picture because she was so struck by the portrait. 

    “Parker was in front on the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly, would not turn around,” Curry told CNN. “She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated.”

    Curry told CNN that she asked Parker to describe why she loved the portrait. 

    “In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well,” Curry said. “As a female and as a girl of color, it’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it.”

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)


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