Barack Obama's 25th anniversary message brought Michelle to tears - and it will for you too
Consider the bar raised.
Former US president Barack Obama paid tribute to Michelle on their 25th wedding anniversary in a typically romantic gesture. While Michelle was speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, the event was interrupted by a broadcast from Barack - and there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end of it.
"I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years. The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are," he said, according to People.
"It was a lot easier for me to do it, because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country."
"It is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough in asking you out for a date," he added. "So, don’t want to interrupt the flow of what I’m sure is a fascinating discussion, but I figured that you wouldn’t mind maybe me parachuting in just to say how much I love you, how much I appreciate you, and to all the women in the audience, thanks for your indulgence," he finished.
Earlier in the day, Michelle shared a throwback from their wedding day, with an equally sweet caption. "Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know," she wrote.