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There wasn’t a dry eye in the Obama family when Barack addressed them directly. I’m sure there are several reasons why they were moved to tears but what stands out to me are the horrible, unspeakable things this family had to endure (most of which we will never know) to serve this country. Death threats, disrespect, opposition at every turn, ridicule and flat out racism…For 8 years, the man with the most powerful position in the world and his family were put through hell; a special kind of hell unknown to any other First Family. And they endured it all with grace and dignity. Last night, I shed a tear. Not because of the Obama love story. Not because I will miss them being in the White House. I cried because I was grateful that they were strong enough to endure all of that hate and made it look so easy. Thank you Obamas.