Michelle Obama delivers emotional final speech: ‘I hope I’ve made you proud’
We’re seriously going to miss Michelle Obama.
The First Lady gave her final speech on Friday, saying that “being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
“I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong,” Obama said. “So don’t be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of you boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.”
The speech was obviously an emotional one for the First Lady, whose voice broke several times as she clearly warred with her own feelings.
Obama, who has championed education, made the remarks at an event honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year.
There are only two weeks left before Donald Trump and his staff move into the White House, but thankfully, this isn’t the last time we’ll see Michelle Obama publicly as the First Lady. She has one more appearance scheduled: a final late night show appearance next Wednesday on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”