Michelle Obama shined as first lady, now she’s bringing her glow to the office of former first lady. She received a standing ovation and a loud round of applause at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, notes the Huffington Post.
In her first major appearance since leaving the White House, Obama delivered a moving speech as she posthumously presented the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
“She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill their greatest potential, we all win,” Obama said, writes The Hill. She stunned the crowd in a Black cutout dress by design duo, Cushnie et Ochs.
Shriver, who created the Special Olympics in 1960, turned the event into a worldwide sensation. “Through her passionate service she made the world more welcoming,” Obama said, notes The Post.
“Once a great first lady, still a great first lady,” said Shriver’s son, Tim, to a roaring crowd as Obama stood with an arm on one of the athletes, writes ABC News. “Our mother would have loved you. She would have loved your forthrightness, your honesty, your toughness, your commitment also to get everybody on the playing field. She would have been so honored that you are here for her tonight as we all are.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Michelle Obama!