Barack Obama's Valentine's Day message to Michelle will melt your icy heart
It's Valentine's Day, when everyone in a relationship acts extra nauseating. Hey couples: Screw your mushy posts on Facebook about how much you love each other, and screw your cheesy cliche gifts of flowers and chocolates. The flowers are just going to die and the chocolates are just going to make you fat. I hope you break up. Sincerely, all single people.
But sometimes you hear about a Valentine's Day message that's so sweet it can melt the iciest heart, and make the bitterest face crack a smile.
Yesterday Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits at The National Portrait Gallery. The striking, unconventional artwork got universal acclaim, with millions of people exclaiming, "Wow!" and "Can you please be President again? Please, please, please!" At the ceremony, Barack praised Michelle's portrait for capturing her "hotness," showing they were still in love after 25 years. And today they exchanged public Valentines.
On Instagram and Twitter, Michelle shared her gift to Barack: a personally curated Spotify playlist. (Which is always a great idea, since it costs nothing!) In the caption, she wrote, "Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you!"
Since Barack was the 44th president, the playlist features 44 songs. The tunes include "Halo" by Beyoncé, "When Somebody Loves You Back" by Teddy Pendergrass," "Fallen" by Alicia Keys, "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White, ""We Found Love" by Rihanna," and "Endless Love" by Diana Ross. (Unfortunately, there's no sign of the romantic song of all time, "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. You blew it, Michelle!)
For his gift to Michelle, Barack kept things simple as well. He shared a photo of the two snuggling next to each other in front of a bucolic landscape. It's green, peaceful, and best of all - far, far away from Donald Trump. In the caption, Barry wrote a heartfelt message: "Happy Valentine’s Day, @MichelleObama. You make every day and every place better." Michelle put wayyy more work into making that 44-song playlist, but still, that's a pretty sweet message. Well done, No. 44.
A month ago, Barack also crushed it in the gift department. For Michelle's 54th birthday, he gave her a bouquet of flowers and a card. Best of all, the card was addressed to "Miche" and signed "Happy birthday - B." When they're together, they don't call each other Barack and Michelle. They call each other "Miche" and "B." Cute nicknames. You guys are such dorks, but still - cute nicknames. Michelle shared a photo of her present on Instagram, getting over 2 million likes, although she only has one love.
Well, maybe us single people shouldn't too bitter and cold on this special, totally made up Hallmark holiday. It's only a matter of time before we find our own Barack or Michelle.