Ellen Degeneres has just released a tribute to President Obama that is equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious. Ellen tells the world, “I love him, I love Michelle,” and she proceeds to show a montage of her times spent with Barack and Michelle Obama. Over the eight years that Obama has been president Ellen has done everything from working out and grocery shopping with Michelle, to gifting absurd novelty sunglasses to Barack.
Ellen also covered some of the most important moments of the last eight years. In the most heartfelt words she could possibly speak, she said of President Obama, “I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife.” Ellen also showed the amazing moment when she the Presidential Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest civilian award.
Ellen’s tribute is a perfect compilation of all the reasons why we will deeply miss President Obama.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.