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