People are still reacting to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech from last night and things are getting emotional. From tears of gratitude to tears of grief, here are some reactions to Obama’s farewell as he starts to leave the White House.
President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech last night and it turned into a tear-filled event as Americans bade farewell to their president of eight years.
— Gina Ballenger?️ (@gnballenger) January 11, 2017
It’s okay, buddy. We aren’t losing him forever, he just can’t be the president anymore.
There was some talk of the good times, like President Obama’s epic mic drop moment.
— Lucy (@Luv_Lucy_143) January 11, 2017
This will no doubt go down as one of the most iconic moments of his presidential legacy.
But not all of the tears shed were in grief. Some were just moved by their own gratitude.
I wept tears of joy and hope the night we welcomed @BarackObama as our President. I wept tears of deep gratitude as we bid him farewell.
— Aimee Carrero Rock (@aimeecarrero) January 11, 2017
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Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo thanked Obama for his tireless work that “moved America forward.”
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2017
People are taking Obama’s final message of unity to heart.
— Imam Feisal Abd Rauf (@ImamFeisal) January 11, 2017
Because, as Obama once said, “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America. There’s the United States of America.”
Celebs like Jaime Camil expressed how they will miss Obama in the coming years.
— Jaime Camil (@jaimecamil) January 11, 2017
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Gina Rodriguez shared the same emotion but also gave Obama some nice words.
You will be missed. @POTUS Such an honorable gentleman that has led and served our country. Just in awe of his humility and excellence. ??
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) January 11, 2017
Perhaps she can write him a letter of recommendation for his future job search.
Of course, it is Twitter, so people had to draw comparisons between President Obama and Donald Trump.
I don't know if we've ever seen a country take such a dramatic step down in quality of leader as the one we're about to see. #ObamaFarewell
— Zoë Paramour (@ZoeParamour) January 11, 2017
Some even took a shot at Obama’s own words about what is next for the country.
Obama: America Is In Great Hands Now
— ⚡️ApøŁŁØ☀️ (@RealJayApollo) January 11, 2017
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Clearly Jerry Springer couldn’t be left behind because, well, Jerry Springer.
#ObamaFarewell showed class, dignity, competence, and highlighted serious achievement…America at its best. Now Trump. Ouch!
— Jerry Springer (@jerryspringer) January 11, 2017
Nobody does shade like Jerry Springer.
But Lin-Manuel Miranda summed up what so many Americans are thinking right now about President Barack Obama.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 10, 2017
Thank you indeed.