What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Yes, Virginia!




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!


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

23 thoughts on “Yes, Virginia!

  1. This is truly awesome!

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  2. As Virginia says, ” you made my day!!” Very uplifting and makes me want to dance, or at least get up and move!!

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  3. Not only did this make me smile “from ear to ear,” it brought tears of joy to my eyes!

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  4. “I could come to your house to make things easier.” Grin.

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  5. I saw this on Facebook the other day and it made me smile until my cheeks ached. Watching it again now does not diminish its happy glow.

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  6. Joy, at its purest!

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  7. Well put…This made me smile.


  8. I love this “feel good” video. And so many of those kind of videos these days include that classy Obama couple.

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  9. My friend sent me this and I cried. Sooo beautiful!

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