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.
"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.”
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