Here Are All The Celebs Paying Tribute To President Obama After His Farewell Address

“An incredible journey filled with remarkable people.”

1. Last night, President Obama gave his farewell address in Chicago, and things got pretty emotional.

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2. He also tweeted his thanks to the American people, and stressed the importance of believing in the ability to create change.

3. First Lady Michelle Obama also tweeted this adorable photo of the family at the beginning of Obama’s presidency, and expressed her pride in all they’ve accomplished.

4. After the address, celebrities took to social media to express their gratitude to the president. Many shared photos of POTUS and FLOTUS captioned with a simple “thank you”.

8. Madonna called the president “a king amongst men”.

Good-bye Mr. President! 🇺🇸There will never be another one like you! 🙏🏻 Barack Obama you are a King amongst Men. 👑🇺🇸… https://t.co/S7SC6NBQ4h

— Madonna (@Madonna)

9. Miley Cyrus thanked President Obama on behalf of her organisation, the Happy Hippie Foundation, for all he’s done for LGBT people.

10. Author Stephen King wrote a tribute on Twitter, and played on the whole “thanks, Obama” thing.

Hope you enjoyed Obama's speech. You won't hear anything so cogent and kind for a long time. So, with complete sincerity: THANKS, OBAMA.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing)

11. Ellen DeGeneres expressed her love for President Obama.

.@POTUS @BarackObama I love you more than I have space on Twitter to describe. #ObamaFarewell

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)

12. Whoopi Goldberg referenced president elect Donald Trump’s proposed “victory tour”.

This is what a REAL victory lap looks like and that only works if you have actually done something to to take a lap for.

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg)

13. Director Ava DuVernay thanked the president, and shared a video highlighting his work with the American prison system.

"Our Constitution is... really just a piece of parchment. We, the people, give it power." Thank you, Mr. President.

— Ava DuVernay (@ava)

14. Lena Dunham wrote a lengthy caption, saying it was “an honor and privilege” to have voted for Obama and thanking him for his “dignity, grace, and passion”.

15. And Amy Schumer shared this photo of herself with the president on a cereal box, because why not?

16. Amber Riley thanked Obama for “making history and changing lives”.

Farewell President Obama. You made history and changed lives. Because of you, many of us now know that WE CAN! Thank you @POTUS

— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley)

17. Ciara shared this photo of herself meeting the president.

Thank You Mr. President. #ObamaFarewell

— Ciara (@ciara)

18. Olivia Wilde shared memories of working on Obama’s campaign all the way back in 2008.

Working on @BarackObama's 2008 campaign made me love this country. It made me believe in us. I won't let that go. Thank you, Mr President.

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde)

19. And Sophia Bush also said it was an honour.

Oh Mr. President... it has been my honor to work in this administration. Thank you ... #ObamaFarewell #MyPresident… https://t.co/bbJoIURMYm

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush)

20. Pretty Little Liars’ Troian Bellisario shared a photo of the president alongside a poignant quote.

21. Nancy Sinatra shared her thanks.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from my heart, Mr. President. @BarackObama

— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra)

22. Kathy Bates expressed her gratitude.

So grateful to you @POTUS for all you have done for us these last 8 years! Your dignity and strength. God Bless you and your family.

— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates)

23. And Kerry Washington shared this simple sentiment.

YES WE CAN #obamafarewell

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington)

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Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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