Obamas Post Heartfelt Father’s Day Messages, Twitter’s Heart Breaks a Little

Given how close-knit the Obama family seems to be, it was no surprise that both Michelle and Barack Obama would take to social media to share a Father’s Day message. What may have come as a bit of a surprise is how their Twitter fans reacted.

Michelle Obama started the process with a loving message on behalf of herself and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

Accompanying a throwback photo from when the Obamas’ daughters were just little girls, the former First Lady wrote, “Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you.”

President Obama picked up the Twitter baton from there and replied a few minutes later with his own heartfelt message, one that will surely resonate with any father on this national holiday:

“Of all that I’ve done in my life,” wrote the 44th president of the United States, “I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad. To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day!”

It didn’t take long for the replies from the masses to accumulate, many of which seemed to think that posting on social media might do the work of bringing the former president back into office.

Of course, as is the state of Twitter and today’s political climate, it also didn’t take long before the loving messages devolved into political debate and attacks on the former president and first lady’s children, among other classy twists and turns:

Regardless, the vast majority of the Twitter peanut gallery seemed to attempt to keep things classy — much like the heartfelt back-and-forth between the former First Couple.

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