The internet has been…a dismal place, a heat wave hit a huge swath of the country in October, the president of the United States tweeted 14 times before 8 a.m., and it was dark outside when I woke up this morning. Let’s be honest: Americans are on edge.
Enter Barack and Michelle Obama to brighten this bleak moment with their glorious love for each other. Today the former POTUS and FLOTUS celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary. And because they knew we needed it, they let us in on a sliver of their joy. It’s all deeply adorable and the truest of #relationshipgoals.
Let’s start with President Obama, who is completely unafraid to call his wife “babe” in front of the whole wide world. “Like the Beatles said: It’s getting better all the time. Thanks, babe, for 27 amazing years,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a sweet photo of the couple watching the sun set over a beautiful vista.
For her part, the former FLOTUS reflected on the newest stage in their lives, with daughters Malia and Sasha both now in college. “27 years ago, this guy promised me a life full of adventure,” she wrote. “I’d say he’s delivered. Here’s to our next chapter of becoming empty nesters and discovering what’s next—while still feeling the magic that brought us together all those years ago. Happy anniversary, Barack. 💕” And just look at the smiles on those crazy kids.
The photos represent the kind of sweet, simple gesture that could make a person believe in love again, or at least decide not all of social media is hot trash.
Happy anniversary—and thanks for the good vibes.