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Michelle Obama meets with girl who admired her official portrait

Michelle Obama meets with girl who admired her official portrait Michelle Obama meets with girl who admired her official portrait
Melinda Barton | 07 March, 2018, 10:46

Michelle Obama had a dance party with Parker Curry, the two-year-old whose photo staring at Michelle Obama's portrait went viral.

On Monday the firm also posted as a coat rack full of toys was pushed to a room at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown, ahead of Parker's interview with NBC Nightly News.

As if the initial encounter weren't sweet enough, it gets better - Michelle Obama ended up meeting Parker in person, and she shared the sweetest photo and video!

Despite becoming a media sensation, three-year-old Parker is staying humble, according to The Washington Post.

The photo went viral and was also posted by Sherald on her account. "I thought, after seeing the portrait, what a lovely, ideal choice she made". At the star-studded unveiling, Michelle Obama said she hoped the portraits would impact young girls of colours in future.

"In the world we live in today, I'm just trying to raise a little girl who has opportunities to see women who look like her doing great things", Ms Curry said.

Ms Obama's staff reached out to Parker's mother, Jessica Curry, and invited the family to visit her office.

And as seen by the video above, Obama made a decision to take the connection a step further by meeting the toddler in person and giving her a memory to last her lifetime.

In the now candid photo, Parker Curry stares at Michelle Obama as if she is fascinated or in awe. Artist Amy Sherald, the portrait's painter, shared a similar photo on Instagram later that day. "I didn't realize that none of them had me in them until I saw that painting of Bo's".