Do you desperately miss the Obamas?
Welcome to the club!
So when the cover of Michelle Obama’s new memoir, “Becoming,” was shared by the former first lady, people (unsurprisingly) freaked out.
As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING pic.twitter.com/agb7uJhYu8
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 24, 2018
Like, really freaked out.
I can’t wait I can’t wait I can’t wait
— Nerissa (@JustNerissa) May 24, 2018
One common response? Please come back and save us all.
Can you ‘become’ our next president ? We need you more than ever
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) May 24, 2018
Other pun-lovers used the memoir’s title to express their adoration.
Beautiful woman – inside and out. Thank you for ‘becoming’ our First Lady
— Suhyan (@Suhyan8) May 24, 2018
Some admitted to not being big readers — but they’d certainly make an exception for his one.
Not counting my mom and wife, you are true one of the most awesome woman the planet has ever seen. Not big on reading but ready to read your book.
— Higgout (@Higgout123) May 24, 2018
When words failed to express their excitement, a good GIF did the trick.
Some celebs — like actor Maureen McCormick — were fan-girling too.
I love you! You are such an inspiration! Can’t wait to read your book ❤️💓
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) May 24, 2018
Members of Congress, like Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, recalled one of Obama’s most famous lines to celebrate the news.
“That cover is like a big, full jug of water in the desert,” someone chimed in.
That cover is like a big, full jug of water in the desert.
— PJ Irwin (@theMidlifeMaven) May 24, 2018
Clearly, Obama’s legacy still means a whole lot to many folks. But don’t fret: Michelle’s not retiring anytime soon.
No, she won’t ever be president (at least, if you believe her ardent disdain for the very idea is genuine). But she’s changing the world in her own ways.
She’s fighting to get more women at the table in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. She continues to speak out about the importance of keeping our kids healthy and active. She’s still just as passionate as ever about getting more girls in school around the globe. And she’s helping give opportunities to tomorrow’s leaders through the Obama Foundation.
Even beyond her more tangible work, though, Michelle Obama’s story remains an inspiration to many. And she hopes sharing it through her new memoir will help us discover our best selves.
“I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be,” she wrote in the tweet sharing the cover. “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
Miss you, Michelle.