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106-year-old Virginia McLaurin recently got a chance to meet Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House, and she couldn't have been happier about it. She was a ball of energy from the moment she entered the room and joyfully called out "Hi!," reaching for the President's hands. Her joy was contagious, and Barack and Michelle were excited to meet her as well. She couldn't stop happily dancing the whole time. She told the Obamas, "I thought I'd never live to get in the White House. And I tell you, I am so happy. A black president, a black wife, and I'm here to celebrate black history." Virginia McLaurin is an inspiration to us all and an excellent reminder to stay positive.

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Madeline Raynor is a New York City-based writer. She is a Blog Editor at BUST. She has written for Splitsider, The Billfold, Death and Taxes, Mashable, Indiewire, and Time Out New York. She loves all things Tina Fey. Word to the wise: her first name is pronounced with a long “i,” like the red-haired girl from France. Follow her on Twitter @madelineraynor_.

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