This is the best thing I’ve seen all year. 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin wanted only one thing for her birthday; to meet the President. And thanks to a White House petition, her wish came true last week.
“Dear President Obama,
My name is Virginia McLaurin, I live in Washington DC. I was born in 1909. I’ve never met a President. I didnt think I would live to see a Colored President because I was born in the South and didn’t think it would happen. I am so happy and I would love to meet you and your family if I could.
I remember the times before President Hoover.I remember when we didn’t have any electricity. I had a kerosene lamp. I remember the first car model Ford.My husband was in the Army. I lost my husband in 1941. I’ve been in DC ever since. I was living here when Martin Luther King was killed.
I know you are a busy man, but I wish I could meet you. I would love to meet you. I could come to your house to make things easier. I pray to the Lord that I would be able to meet you one day.”
-Virginia McLaurin’s petition
Ms. McLaurin was so thrilled and overcome to meet the Obamas, she actually began dancing with joy. I just love her. Ellen DeGeneres needs to have her on right now! I’m so glad her wish came true. Happy birthday, Virginia!