Barack Obama shared a sweet Valentine’s Day message to his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on Sunday in which he praised them for making ‘everything brighter’.
‘Happy Valentine’s Day to the three who never fail to make me smile,’ the former president wrote alongside an undated picture of the family.
‘Your dazzling light makes everything brighter.’
Former First Lady Michelle posted her own heartwarming message two minutes later, accompanied by a picture of her and Barack surrounded by lights.
‘Happy Valentine’s Day, @barackobama!’ she wrote. ‘Life is always brighter when I’m by your side.’
Former First Lady Melania Trump also shared a Valentine’s Day message on Sunday morning, but it did not mention her husband Donald.
Barack Obama posted a sweet Valentine’s Day message to his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on social media on Sunday saying they make ‘everything brighter’
Barack accompanied the post with an undated pictured of the family, as above
Michelle responded two minutes later with her own Valentine’s message for Barack
She added a picture of them together as she said ‘life is always brighter when I’m by your side’
Instead, she sent her love to the young patients at The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.
‘On this #ValentinesDay, I think of the brave & inspirational children at @TheChildrensInn @NIH where I visited the past few years,’ Melania wrote.
‘Sending them love & strength, today & every day. #HappyValentinesDay.’
On Saturday, she had also reshared a video which showed her meeting with children from across the world during her husband’s presidency.
‘It was wonderful to meet all of the incredible children from all around the world. Wishing everyone a happy #ValentinesDay weekend!’ she wrote.
It came a day after it was revealed she had finally established her post-White House office – three weeks after leaving Washington, DC – and ‘hopes to resurrect her Be Best campaign’ to help children deal with online bullying.
Trump himself has been banned from most social media platforms since his speech before the violent riot carried out by his supporters on the US Capitol on January 6.
He has not yet shared a public Valentine’s Day message.
Former First Lady Melania Trump also shared a Valentine’s Day message on Sunday morning
The former First Lady sent love to the sick children she had met with in the past four years
The Obamas touching tribute to each other came after Joe and Jill Biden made a surprise appearance on the North Lawn early on Friday morning to see a Valentine’s Day message the First Lady had installed overnight.
The first couple walked with coffee cups in hand and dogs Champ and Major at their side to see the giant heart-shaped signs in red, white and pink with messages of ‘unity,’ ‘hope,’ ‘healing’ that had been placed on the lawn.
‘Love Jill’ was written on one of them.
Jill Biden’s office said the message was a Valentine’s Day gift for the country.
‘The First Lady is known for her sense of humor, love of surprises and celebrating traditions, especially with her family. Valentine’s Day has always been one of her favorite holidays. Sending messages of healing, unity, hope and compassion, this is her Valentine to the country,’ the East Wing said.
‘Love Jill’ read the message of ‘healing’, pictured, that was erected on the White House North Lawn as part of First Lady Jill Biden’s Valentine’s Day message to the nation
Jill Biden posted a photo of her painting her ‘love Jill’ message on the sign
The messages include ‘love,’ ‘healing,’ ‘unity,’ as the First Lady said she wanted to spread ‘joy’
The First Lady said she created the display as she wanted to give the country some ‘joy.’
‘I just wanted some joy. With the pandemic, just everybody’s feeling a little down. So, it’s just a little joy. A little hope. That’s all,’ she said.
President Biden, when asked about his Valentine’s Day message to the nation, said: ‘There’s hope. There is hope. You just have to stay strong.’
Biden, wearing jeans, an aviator jacket and face mask, checked out the display with the First Lady, who wore a magenta coat and face mask.
‘Press is going to think it’s for them,’ the president joked.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited the North Lawn Friday morning to see a Valentine’s Day message the first lady had installed over night, as pictured above
The Bidens carried cups of coffee and had dogs Champ and Major with them
Biden refused to divulge what he got his wife for the upcoming holiday.
‘It’s not Valentine’s Day yet. I’m not going to tell,’ he said. ‘Valentine’s Day is Jill’s favorite day for real.’
‘I know the last year has been difficult and painful for all of us. I hope Jill’s Valentine’s Day message helped brighten your day,’ Biden later tweeted.
And Jill posted a picture of herslef picking up some macaroons ahead of the weekend, adding ‘Shhh – don’t tell Joe!’