I don’t know about you, but I am still recovering from this week’s midterm elections. There were some heartbreaking losses (Beto O’Rourke) and some incredible wins (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, OMG!). There is still a lot to be worried about and a lot to be hopeful for in the future. However, for today, I just want to look back on happier times, when things were a little less precarious and fraught. There’s no better way to harken back than with unbelievably adorable photos of Barack and Michelle Obama in love. I mean, regardless of what you may or may not think of any of President Obama's policies while he was in office, I think we can all agree there has never been a couple in the White House that regularly served up relationship goals like these two.
There is just something so sweet, pure, and unapologetically romantic about the way these two would interact. Theirs was the PDA that America wanted and deserved. Which is why, while they may no longer be getting their mail at 6000 Pennsylvania Ave, it doesn't mean we can’t take a look back at photos of them over the years — photos that prove you should never settle for anything less than a partner who looks at you the way Barack and Michelle look at each other.