It's too hard to say goodbye. 

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Many of us have yet to reconcile with the fact that President Barack Obama First Lady Michelle Obama will be leaving the White House next month. In the latest stop of their farewell tour, our nation's power couple sat down for a feature in People magazine, and if we said the pictures were complete and utter fire, that would be an understatement.

I mean, LOOK. AT. THEM! 

In the interview, the president says that the outcome of this year's election shouldn't negate the progress that has been made thus far. “I’m somebody who never believes the hype when things are going good and doesn’t despair when things don’t work out your way. The truth of the matter is that when I got elected, there was still racism and misogyny and, you know, anti-gay sentiment in America. In the wake of this election, those elements are still there, but it doesn’t negate all the progress that’s been made. It just means that elements of our culture get amplified sometimes."

Comparing the line of history to a zig-zag, he insists that this isn't the end-all, be-all. "The battle to be vigilant, on behalf of kindness and tolerance and fairness and equality, that’s a day-to-day thing that each of us is responsible for. That doesn’t change because of one election. It’s something that has to be tended to all the time."

You can watch the full interview with People here, and watch a clip of it below! 

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