First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday night, January 11, 2017. It was just one night after President Obama gave his emotional farewell address to the nation at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago on Tuesday. Before appearing before the live audience, Michelle secretly watched people tape goodbye messages to her before surprising them with the fact that she was there in person.

Michelle Obama's conversation

Naturally, Michelle talked about her husband's speech that was still fresh on everybody's minds.

She talked about 18-year-old Malia tearing up during her father's speech, as well as why 15-year-old Sasha was absent. First, the 52-year-old said that leaving the White House has become more emotional than she thought it would be, even though they are ready to go after eight years.

Malia cried

Malia told her mother she couldn't believe she cried during her father's speech. Her mother assured her it was OK to cry. The host said he lost it while watching the emotional speech at home. Fallon admitted he cried on his wife's shoulder during the speech.

Others commented on social media that they had a box of tissues handy as they watched President Obama's farewell speech.

Sasha's absence

It was unbelievable that so many people were concerned that Sasha was absent. After all, the speech took place on a school night. It turns out that the 15-year-old sophomore had a science exam the next morning. Therefore, she was left behind at the White House to study.

Sidwell Friends School listed the scheduled exam on its website for Wednesday, January 11 at 10 a.m. It was also posted on the website that absence for travel is not an adequate reason to re-schedule an exam.

Private citizens

Michelle Obama delivered her own emotional speech last Friday, January 6, when she honored the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. She thanked her staff and supporters and said she hoped she made them proud.

As of now, all farewell speeches have been said, and all public appearances have been made. In just eight days, the Obamas will leave the White House. They will still make news, but they will do so as private citizens.

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