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Apr112013

Michelle Obama Makes You Want to Hug Your Kids

... But I don't have any kids, so I hugged my mom. In a tear-inducing speech to raise funds for programs targeting at-risk youth in Chicago, the First Lady talks about the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, a teen who was shot in Chicago shortly after performing for the First Family during their second inauguration. Mrs. Obama said Hadiya was just like her -- a good student from a good family -- only the First Lady got to grow up and Hadiya was killed.

Go get your tissue now. I started crying just typing that sentence alone.

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Thanks for sharing this - Had it not been here, I probably wouldn't have seen it, but I'm glad I saw this today. I've never been to Chicago, but I was born, raised and still live in Newark - so I can relate to quite a bit of what the First Lady discussed in her speech.

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShuggie
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