Virginia McLaurin, an energetic 106-year-old black woman, just couldn’t seem to stop dancing for joy during her meeting with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday.
“I thought I would never live to get in the White House and I tell you I am so happy. A black president. A black wife,” McLaurin told the First Couple. The two couldn’t seem to get enough of the South Carolina native, who was born in 1909.
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“I’m here to celebrate black history,” McLaurin told the Obamas.
The White House uploaded video of the meeting.
The visit was a dream come true for McLaurin, who in 2014 filed a White House petition saying that she wanted a chance to meet the First Family. She later had a YouTube video uploaded where she reiterated her wishes.
However, another video on YouTube shows McLaurin’s horrible living conditions in her DC apartment. A Facebook page has been set up to help raise funds to help make improvements to her home.