These last two days have been beyond difficult for all of us. But thankfully, a sweet moment between Hillary Clinton and her husband has offered some needed comfort to a mourning nation, all with a simple phrase from Bill Clinton: "That's my girl." During Hillary's concession speech to Donald Trump Wednesday morning, Bill mouthed those words to his wife, clearly proud of her accomplishments both on and off the campaign trail. Does anybody have some tissues for this one?
Clinton's concession speech came after Trump won in a surprising upset that shocked the nation. Yet Hillary's speech was no less gracious — she used it to remind girls that they are worthy, despite now having a president-elect that deems them less than: "...to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and to achieve your own dreams."
She likewise reminded supporters that the country is a place for all Americans, and that president-elect Trump has a duty to uphold those values. And all throughout her speech, Bill could be seen standing by her side, clearly moved by her heartfelt words. After finishing her speech, Bill mouthed "that's my girl," while visibly trying not to cry.
Hillary's words leading up that moment are certainly ones to remember in the days and even years moving forward:
And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this. I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I've had successes and I've had setbacks, sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers.
You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts, but please, never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it.
Bill's belief in Hillary is definitely something to be emulated in the coming days. No one wants to be saying a collective "that's my girl" to America right now, but in the moments when we push back — fight for what's right, as Hillary puts it — we can perhaps one day feel just as proud of the country again. It will likely take years of hard work, but as Bill clearly saw in Hillary, America doesn't quit. In the very least, Americans can find some comfort in Bill's simple "that's my girl."