On Jan. 10, President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address to the nation before tens of thousands of people in Chicago. The speech was seen around the world and incited sharp reactions from both sides of the political spectrum.
Many people said farewell on social media to the outgoing president, who will leave the White House on Jan. 20 after President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office.
Celebrities took to their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts to say goodbye to the man who led the country for the last eight years.
“No one gets what I’m going through,” comedian Amy Schumer wrote.
“Thank you for your service to this country @barackobama & @michelleobama,” actress Reese Witherspoon wrote alongside a photo of the outgoing president and first lady. “Thank you for leading our country with grace, tolerance and compassion. For speaking from your hearts and encouraging us all to understand that WE are the ones who create change. #yeswecan”
Other celebrities chose simpler forms of tribute. Actor Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” and “Boondock Saints” fame posted a photo of his television with the caption, “That speech.”
Kevin Hart and Alyssa Milano also chimed in.