106-year-old Virginia McLaurin has lived through a lot, but she never thought she would live to see (and meet) a black president of the United States.

The elderly woman didn’t appear to be elderly at all as she shuffled and danced while holding the hands of President Obama and the First Lady over the weekend. All three were overjoyed to be in one another’s presence in honor of Black History month.

“I tell you, I am so happy. A black president, yay, and his black wife.”

“I thought I would never live to get in the White House.”

Knowing the history that this woman lived through makes her joy all the richer.

106-year-old Virginia McLaurin meets the Obamas, does awesome …All Mondays should begin with this video. Forever.

Posted by Ezra Klein on Monday, February 22, 2016

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com