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People are loving Ellen's emotional tribute to the Obamas on her show today

The highlight reel.

THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY and The Ellen Show have gone hand-in-hand over the last eight years.

With the President leaving office at midnight tonight, it was only fitting that Ellen paid a tribute on her show today.

And it was an emotional watch at times

Source: TheEllenShow/YouTube

She began:

“I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife.”

ellenobama Source: TheEllenShow YouTube

And continued:

His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle.

Then she played a series of lighthearted highlight clips from all the President and First Lady’s appearances on her show

ellenobama1 Source: YouTube

From the dancing

ellenobama2 Source: The Ellen Show YouTube

To the press up competitions

ellenobama3 Source: TheEllenShow YouTube

One of the clips included was from The Ellen Show back in 2012, on the day that Obama publicly spoke of his support for marriage equality:

“What an amazing day for our country, President Obama just came out in support of same-sex marriage. There have been moments in history when someone has had the courage to stand up for what they believe in and one action changes everything and I hope that this is one of those times.”

ellenobama4 Source: TheEllenShow YouTube

Not a dry eye in the house.

She closed the segment with:

Thank you for everything President Obama and First Lady Michelle. We will miss you so much.

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