"Every day I have learned from you. You made me a better president. You made me a better man," he said. "Tonight, it's my turn to say thanks."Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Getty
One woman who deserved a big helping of praise was his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama. "Michelle, for the past 25 years, you've been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor.
"You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You've made me proud. You've made the country proud," he told his wife. Michelle was somehow able to stay straight-faced, but we (and Malia) were a blubbering mess.Read more at Instyle