Virginia McLaurin, Who Danced With the Obamas, Dies at 113

From an AP story headlined “Virginia McLaurin, who danced with the Obamas, dies at 113”:

Virginia McLaurin, the centenarian who danced with excitement during a 2016 visit with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House, has died.

“Rest in peace, Virginia,” the Obamas wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “We know you’re up there dancing.”

A viral video accompanied the post showing McLaurin’s White House visit during a Black History Month reception in February 2016 when she was 106.

“Hi!” McLaurin squealed as she was introduced to the president.

“You want to say hi to Michelle?” Obama asked.

“Yes!” McLaurin said, moving quickly to give Michelle Obama a hug.

“Slow down now!” the president said. “Don’t go too quick.”

The women then held hands as they went into an impromptu dance, the president holding McLaurin’s arm.

“I thought I would never live to get in the White House,” she said. “And I tell you, I am so happy.

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