A 106-year-old woman named Virginia McLaurin shook leg with the President of the United States Barack Obama and the first lady. It was like a dream come true for her. For 2016’s Black History Month celebrations the delightfully convivial McLaurin was invited to the White House. The video of the meeting has been posted by the White House on Facebook, in which a truly exuberant McLaurin races across the White House floor to shake a hand with the Obamas.
While looking at her, the first lady Michelle Obama prompted “I wanna to be like you when I grow up.” According to a report, when McLaurin was honoured back in 2013 for her work with students with severe mental and physical disabilities, on that meeting she had said that Mr Obama was her one wish.
In the video, McLaurin says, “I thought I would never be able to get into the White House. I am so happy.” And looking proudly up at Barack Obama, she said, “A Black President… A Black wife. Yes! And I’m here to celebrate Black history. Yea… that’s what I’m here for.” The irresistible joyousness in the video is bound to touch the viewer. Already the video has been viewed over 37 million times.