The world is celebrating an iconic leader, former President Barack Obama who turned 56 on Friday, and Michelle Obama took to Twitter to share her birthday wishes.
“Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, Barack Obama — we love you so much!” the former first lady tweeted with photos of her husband and daughters Sasha and Malia.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 4, 2017
In a statement Friday, Michelle also said that instead of a virtual birthday card for supporters to sign, she was inviting people to share how they are “stepping up to be a better citizen” in their community this year.
“Maybe that means attending a town or city council meeting. Maybe it means contacting one of your elected officials and speaking out about an issue that matters to you. Maybe it means helping to clean up a local park, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or tutoring in an after-school program,” she said in an Obama Foundation email.
“This work — these personal, local, daily acts of citizenship — is what the Obama Foundation is all about,” she continued. “This work is what my husband is all about.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden also wished Obama well
Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me. Happy birthday, Barack,” Biden tweeted.
Friday marks Obama’s first birthday since leaving the White House.
In 2016, Obama hosted a birthday bash at the White House with Beyoncé, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, the president’s favorite rapper, in attendance.