Michelle Obama told the little girl to ‘keep dreaming big’
Anytime the Obamas make headlines in the endless news cycle of doom we’re used to these days, it’s like a breath of fresh air. So let’s all just take a moment to thank Michelle Obama for making our day by making a two-year-old’s dreams come true.
Parker Curry is an adorable toddler who recently went viral after being photographed admiring Obama’s official portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in D.C.
Ben Hines, the photographer who just happened to be standing near Parker, told Buzzfeed he was happy to have been in the right place at the right time. “It was so touching and uplifting to see this beautiful child looking at a portrait of a powerful woman,” he said.
Now that right there? That is A Moment. A simple, beautiful, and poignant moment that makes all of us miss the Obamas profoundly. Because Michelle Obama is a literal queen, the former First Lady decided she wanted to meet Parker herself. So she set up an official meeting.
And it was EVERYTHING.
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! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018
Obama’s tweet shows a T-Swift dance party in full force, and she captioned it by saying “maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”
Now if that doesn’t give you a lump the size of Texas in the back of your throat, I don’t know what would. Twitter seems to agree, with a multitude of people acknowledging how awesome everything about this whole story is.
This historic photo of two world leaders discussing their ideas is really inspiring pic.twitter.com/yU6MIhYWGB
— agerenesh ashagre (@agerenesh) March 6, 2018
Oh Michelle, how we love your spirit and outreach of love. Reaching out to each other in joy and celebrating. https://t.co/myY56FamLs
— Sally D. (@Sallygirlygirly) March 6, 2018
OH. MY. GOD. I need to save this video and play it any time I need some absolute joy in my life. https://t.co/R4VVZPNwt6
— Bree Ryback (@CapitolRomance) March 6, 2018
YES. Honestly it’s just so pure, and it harkens us all back to a simpler time. You know, when we weren’t in the middle of the downfall of the empire of the United States. Remember what it was like to have faith in our leadership? Or to at least not be in a low-key panic pretty much all of the time?
Neither my ovaries nor my heart was prepared for this today. I'm peeping the baby in the background and thinking this just can't be any better. https://t.co/1xblVsWyZ2
— Yolanda Pierce (@YNPierce) March 6, 2018
This woman is so gracious and kind. What a great story for the young girl to have now for a lifetime. https://t.co/jPudRnlsg7
— Kelly A. Wolgast (@kelly_wolgast) March 6, 2018
Little Parker Curry will win at every single show-and-tell for all time, basically.
When I was seven years old, I wrote a letter to Bill Clinton. A couple of months later, he wrote back. That framed letter has followed me to three dorms, two apartments, and two houses because I treasure it. It’s no dance party with Bill playing the sax or anything, but it’ll do.
— M. L. Chavis (@mlchavis) March 6, 2018
To make this story even more meaningful and happy-cry-worthy, during the unveiling ceremony for her official portrait, were Michelle Obama’s words: “I’m thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall.”