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Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas

Virginia McLaurin fulfilled a dream of visiting the White House.

THE WHITE HOUSE has shared a video of a 106-year-old dancing with President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Virginia McLaurin fulfilled her dream of visiting the White House over the weekend, as part of Black History Month.

Impressed by her energy, Michelle told her: “I wanna be like you when I grow up.”


McLaurin, who was born in 1909, said: “I thought I would never live to get in the White House. And I tell you, I am so happy.”

She made a video plea to meet Obama just over a year ago.

Source: Help Virginia/YouTube

Vibe reports that in 2014, at the age of 104, McLaurin was honored in Washington DC for volunteering 40 hours a week with students who have severe mental disabilities.

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