Michelle Obama met one of her youngest and sweetest fans! The former first lady of the United States took to social media on Tuesday, March 6, to share a picture of herself and two-year-old Parker Curry's adorable meeting and dance party. Alongside the post, the mom-of-two penned: "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!" In the video, the 54-year-old and Parker showed off their moves dancing to Taylor Swift's Shake it Off.
VIEW GALLERY Michelle met two-year-old Parker Curry, the little girl who was captivated by her portrait Photo: Instagram/@michelleobama
Earlier this month, a picture of Parker starring in awe at Barack Obama's wife's portrait inside of Washington D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery went viral when guest Ben Hines shared an image of the little lady, who was captivated by the picture, on his Facebook page. Parker's mother Jessica Curry told CNN the story behind the powerful moment.
"Parker was in front of the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around, so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly would not turn around," she shared. "She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it and she was just so fascinated."
Jessica, who is also a mother to one-year-old Ava, continued: "In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a Queen, and she wants to be a queen as well. As a female and as a girl of color, it's really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it."
The Becoming author and her husband Barack Obama had their official portraits unveiled during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on February 12. Michelle, whose portrait was done by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, opened up about the impact a piece of art work with her likeness would have on girls around the world.
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
In a speech she said, "I'm thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who, in years ahead, will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution."