United States president Barack Obama shared an “aww” moment with daughter Malia to his audience during a speech at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Speaking with the college students, he could not help himself from sharing a recent conversation he had with Malia as he sent her off for her first day in senior high.
“Just yesterday, Malia started her first day of senior year. You know, I was sitting in her room because I was going to see her off her first day of school. She puts her head on my shoulder and she says, ‘Daddy, you know, you realize this is probably going to be the last time that you ever send me off for my first day of school,’” the president shared, to which, in chorus, his audience responded “aww.”
But the most touching moment was when the president admitted to have wet his eyes with tears. “And I started — I had to look away. I didn’t want to just be such a crybaby,” he said while jokingly wiping his eyes again from tears.
“It makes no sense. Michelle and I are way too young to have daughters who are both almost in college now. So as a parent, I was a little freaked out,” the president said.
The President shared this touching story as he announced that his administration has come up with the America’s College Promise – a proposal to make community college free for responsible students and those who are willing to work for it. In line with this, Mr. Obama had also announced the College Promise Advisory Board to be chaired by Jill Biden. Former Republican Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer will serve as the Vice Chair of the board. The project will be supported by a campaign called “Heads Up.”