Stephanie Hallett
Updated Jan 06, 2017 @ 4:06 pm
Michelle Obama Delivers Final Speech At The White House
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We’re inching closer to Inauguration Day and the official end of the Obamas’ reign in the White House. *Pause for sobbing.* And today, with tears in her eyes, Michelle Obama delivered her final speech as FLOTUS, prompting floods of emotion from those around her.

Celebrating her last National School Counselor of the Year ceremony, an initiative she launched in 2015 to highlight the incredible work being done by school counselors around the country helping students to achieve their academic potential, Michelle offered words of hope, praise, and motivation to the current generation of young people.

If you’re not sobbing yet, just watch the full speech below. And be sure to keep a box of tissues handy — because it’s a doozy.

While this event at the White House marked her last official speech as First Lady, Michelle will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 11th. So tune in then to get one more dose of one of the greatest First Ladies our nation has ever known.

*Sob sob*