“You’ve made the country proud” – Barack Obama praises Michelle Obama during farewell speech

This is it, you guys.

Barack Obama gave his last ever speech as President of the United States of America. And boy, was it emotional…

He tried his best to reassure those who were uncertain about the next four years that things might not be as bad as they fear if they continue in his non-discriminating footsteps.

But perhaps our favourite moment of his touching farewell speech was the praise he gave to his wife and “best friend” Michelle Obama.

“Michelle, for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend,” he gushed.

“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model.

“You’ve made me proud. You’ve made the country proud.”

The First Lady then received one of the biggest standing ovations we think we’ve ever seen, while her daughter Malia was sobbing by her side.

After his speech, he Tweeted:

“Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.”

Someone pass the tissues…