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Barack And Michelle Obama Appear Emotional As Malia Moves Into Harvard (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante

Former first daughter Malia Obama has officially moved into college.

The oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama moved into her Harvard University dorm room on Aug. 21, the Daily Mail reported. She settled into the Ivy League campus one day before her classmates.

The Obamas were accompanied by members of Secret Service. They managed to avoid detection by strategically planning to move into the dormitory during the solar eclipse.

When the time came to say their goodbyes, Barack and Michelle appeared emotional.

Barack, who previously cried when Malia graduated high school back in June 2016 and during a speech about sending Malia off for her first day of senior year in September 2015, admitted that he immediately puts on his sunglasses when he's about to cry. He was seen wearing sunglasses as he left Malia's dormitory.

Malia appeared ready for college after taking a year off from school. She was seen on Aug. 22 mingling with other students around campus. She is not the only celebrity in this graduating class. Actress and model Yara Shahidi will also be starting classes at Harvard later this year.

It wasn't long before pictures of the former first daughter began circulating on social media. One young woman shared a picture of her brother chatting with Malia, which was taken by her father.

"My brother and Malia are about to be besties," wrote Robin Daggers, whose younger brother is a student at the prestigious university.

"[Mr.] Obama is about to start inviting my family on family vacations. He's going to let me call him Barack," Daggers continued in a separate tweet. Both Twitter posts quickly went viral before Daggers deleted them.

"So that picture blew up and it was not supposed to," she added.

Malia also politely declined an interview with a Boston Globe reporter, saying, "I can't," and then shaking the reporter's hand. She was then spotted socializing with her new neighbors and fellow classmates.

The former president has kept a relatively low profile since moving out of the Oval Office. He recently took to Twitter on Aug. 12 to offer some comforting words, presumably in response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalist rally that resulted in the death of counter protester Heather Heyer.

"'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,'" Obama tweeted. "'People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.' - Nelson Mandela."

Sources: Daily Mail, Boston Globe, Barack Obama/Twitter (2, 3) / Featured Image: See-ming Lee/Flickr / Embedded Images: Twitter via Daily Mail

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