In a moving speech that had many reaching out for tissues, POTUS spoke about the importance of democracy and the power of change. "That faith I placed all those years ago, not far from here, in the power of ordinary Americans to bring about change - that faith has been rewarded in ways I couldn't possibly have imagined," President Obama said in his speech.
He also paid a touching tribute to his family. He described his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, as his best friend and for his daughters Malia and Sasha, said: "Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad." He also acknowledged Vice President Joe Biden's friendship as 'one of the great joys' of their life.
The President even shared this tweet some five hours ago, reiterating what he had said in his speech.
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours.- President Obama (@POTUS) January 11, 2017
FLOTUS too shared this heartwarming tweet:
Now Twitterati cannot help but thank POTUS for his work as the President.
Hope you enjoyed Obama's speech. You won't hear anything so cogent and kind for a long time. So, with complete sincerity: THANKS, OBAMA.- Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017
1. More Americans working
2. More Americans w/ Health Insurance
3. Incomes rising& poverty falling- Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) January 11, 2017
I've never/I'll never admire a president as much as I admire Mr. Barack Obama. You'll be missed! Thanks Obama #ObamaFarewell- Daniel (@loadingrande) January 11, 2017
I say this in the most genuine, sincerest way... Thanks, Obama. https://t.co/bQf1lxK4tI- Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) January 11, 2017
thanks, obama. it wasn't perfect but it was damn sure better than what could have been and what is about to be.- crissle (@crissles) January 11, 2017
Don't it always seem to go, that we don't know what we've got till it's gone. Thanks Obama. We will continue the fight- jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) January 11, 2017
People also used #FarewellObama and 'The Obamas' in their tweets.
Me right now https://t.co/gW55C1wrwd- KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 11, 2017
YES WE CAN #obamafarewell- kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 11, 2017
I've started crying already! #FarewellObama- Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) January 11, 2017
Don't get me started but I'm going to miss the obamas . The nicest family on earth .- Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 11, 2017
If it wasn't already clear, you will be missed President Obama.