Ellen DeGeneres Says Good-Bye To The Obama Family Like Only She Can

"I want to personally thank him for changing my life."

Ellen DeGeneres Says Good-Bye To The Obama Family Like Only She Can

President Barack Obama's historic presidency comes to an end this week. There have been a number of farewells made in recent days, both from the president himself, and from those who have worked with him and admire him. But there was no tribute quite like the one Ellen DeGeneres made on Thursday's episode of her talk show.

DeGeneres, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year, began by sharing what Obama's presidency meant to her. "I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife [Portia de Rossi]."

She went on to share a montage of President Obama's time on her show, as well as appearances from First Lady Michelle Obama and even the family dog Bo. The clips start off with Obama's first time busting a move with the host, all the way back in 2007, when the presidency was only a possibility. Other memorable moments include DeGeneres' push-up contest with the first lady, and President Obama's kind gesture for tiny presidential expert Macey Hensley.

The sweet good-bye will definitely make you smile, but you may also shed a tear or two — so make sure you have tissues nearby.

Look back on all the best moments in the video below:

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