In President Obama's final farewell address, he spoke directly to his wife, Michelle. "You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor," he said, wiping tears from his eyes. "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."