Celebrities Take To Social Media To Praise Obama Following President's Farewell Address

President Obama just gave his last speech as President of the US and celebrities couldn't hold back their tears

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The time has finally come.

Last night, President Barack Obama – aka Obams, Bam Bam, The Don, Bara-Bara, POTUS My Gotus – gave his farewell address to the nation as Commander-in-Chief.

Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration on 20 January, Obama took to the lectern in Chicago to give thanks to thank the nation for their enduring support during his eight-year-term in office.

'Every day I learned from you,' Obama told the audience. 'You made me a better president and you made me a better man.'

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He also took the opportunity to thank his wife Michelle for standing by his side.

'You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You've made me proud. You've made the country proud.'

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Following the speech, Obama continued to inspire the nation when he tweeted :

As a result of his empowering speech – in which he told Americans, 'change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged and they come together to demand it' –celebrities have taken to Twitter and Instagram to give thanks to the leader of the Free World who will be sorely missed.

We're not crying, you're the one who's crying.

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Thank you, Mr. President. • It has been my honor to serve your administration. My honor to campaign for you and for healthcare, and my honor to work alongside Michelle on education. My honor to dance with you both late into the night, and to share thoughts on how to make the world a better place. You are a legend; larger than life. You are also one of the most human, humble, witty, considerate people I've ever met... thank you, thank you, thank you. For everything. • "My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. I won't stop. In fact, I'll be right there with you as a citizen for all my remaining days. But for now, whether you are young or whether you're young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your president. The same thing I asked we took a chance on me eight years ago, I am asking you to believe, not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I am asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents, that idea whispered by slaves and abolitionists, that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who march for justice. That creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon, a creed at the core of every American who story is not yet written -- Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can. Thank you. God bless you. And may God continue to bless the United States of America. Thank you." • Yes we can... You've taught us that. • #MyPresident #ObamaFarewell #LetGirlsLearn

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You were...are..thank you ❤️

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What an incredible legacy.. #FarewellAddress #Obamas

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😭♡🙏🏼👋🏼

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YES WE CAN.

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I think we need a lie down. We're just too emotional right now.

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