Michelle Obama’s best wish for her portrait is already being fulfilled. Her portrait is making a great impact on the younger generation and this dance video of herself dancing with a toddler is proof of that.
Last week, a photo of a two-year-old girl staring at Michelle Obama’s portrait went viral. The photo was originally captured and posted by gallery visitor, Ben Hines; and it shows the girl, Parker Curry, fixed on the former First Lady’s painting despite her mother’s pleas for her to turn around for a photo.
Two year old Parker Curry looks at the official portrait of Michelle Obama. Her mom says, "I'm just trying to raise a little girl who has opportunities to see women who look like her doing great things" https://t.co/iOl0KugQD9 pic.twitter.com/KUZAcCGtyW
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) March 2, 2018
Speaking to Washinton Post, Parker’s mum, Jessica Curry, said, she was so fixated on her daughter’s obsession with the portrait that she didn’t see Ben take a cellphone photo of the moment. The next morning her phone almost blew up with social media messages and notifications after the photo was posted on Facebook. It was shared until Michelle Obama saw it and reacted with a heart-eyes emoji. She did not stop there; she met the girl in person, giving her a memory that’ll last a lifetime. And just like that Parker went from being a kid who wouldn’t turn around for a photo to, well, the kid who met the former FLOTUS.
Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018