26 "Thank You, Obama" Tweets That Make Saying Goodbye That Much Harder
A big chunk of the country wishes they could have just jumped on stage at President Barack Obama's farewell address and given him a giant hug — just like Michelle did. But, of course, there's the Secret Service to contend with, and the fact that many of us watched at home on TV or YouTube. So plan B it is: Twitter. Once again tweets with the hashtag #ThankYouObama are trending as Obama's time in office reaches its last critical moments. With Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, there's almost no time left to send your gratitude while your favorite president is still in office.
The last time this hashtag trended was back in November, right after the election. People were in shock over Trump's win, and BET hosted Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration to remember and celebrate both Barack and Michelle. During the broadcast BET asked the audience at home to participate and prompted them with the hashtag.
Obama has already tweeted his thanks back at you. Last week after his farewell address, he sent this gem out from the @POTUS account: "Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours," Obama wrote.
There really are no words other than "Thank you" that are appropriate to bid farewell to this man. Take a look at these #ThankYouObama tweets and consider sending your own.
1) Think Back Eight Years
It's hard to believe so much time has passed, and that it will end so soon.
2) It Took Two
Obama had the support, respect, and companionship of this woman too. And for her we're also grateful.
12) You Could Try A Video
That's what LeBron James did.
14) Young People Might Find This Even Harder
If he won when you were 10, can you imagine what entering a Trump presidency must feel like?
16) He's Been There For LGBT Equality...
We can only hope Trump doesn't roll back Obama's initiatives on trans rights.
17) ...And The Fight Against Gun Violence Needed A Leader Like Him
Meaningful change will probably be on pause for at least four years.