Yesterday, January 17th, was Michelle Obama’s birthday, and in keeping with their long tradition of not shying away from public displays of love and commitment, Barack Obama posted a tribute to his wife on Twitter. In his tweet, he kept it simple (but unflinchingly romantic), by saying, “Happy Birthday, Michelle. My love, my partner, my best friend.” Along with the loving words, he also shared a lovely photo of the two of them on a tropical beach at sunset, with Michelle holding a drink in her hand and smiling broadly as her husband lovingly planted a kiss on her upper cheek.
In response, Twitter swooned, with people saying things like: “True love,” and “Love both of you.” As of this writing, the former president’s birthday tribute tweet to his wife has been retweeted 33,000 times, liked more than half a million times, and has garnered thousands of comments. At 58 years old, it’s safe to say Michelle is still deeply adored by her husband, and thousands of people are still cheering on that love.