If after watching this video you don’t get all the feels, run to your nearest doctor and check your vitals because you might be dead.
In 2014, at 104 years old, Virginia McLaurin was honored in her hometown of Washington, D.C. for volunteering 40 hours of week with students who have severe mental disabilities. During the ceremony when she received her plaque, McLaurin told reporter she only had one wish and that was to meet the President of The United States.
“I didn’t think I’d live to see a black president,” McLaurin said.
It took some time, but two years later at the age of 106, McLaurin finally got her wish and was invited to The White House for it’s month long Black History Month celebration. McLaurin could hardly contain herself when she met President Obama and The First Lady, even dancing into the arms of both of them as they greeted and took a photo.
McLaurin was born in 1910 when William Howard Taft was president. She was married at 14 and then widowed at 17 and throughout her life worked as a housekeeper, a nanny, and a seamstress. The spunky and vivacious centenarian has lived through 18 American presidents, two World Wars and advises everyone to live the best life they can.
“I always tell people, live the best they know how,” she said. “Don’t steal. Don’t cheat.”
Watch this heartwarming moment unfold.
Dance Party with 106-year-old Virginia McLaurinWhat’s the secret to still dancing at 106? Watch 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin fulfill her dream of visiting the White House and meeting President Obama. #BlackHistoryMonth
Posted by The White House on Sunday, February 21, 2016