These two women have definitely walked a mile in the Obama girls' Presidential shoes before.
In an open letter published Thursday, the daughters of former President George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush expressed their admiration for Sasha and Malia Obama as their father's Barack's presidency draws to a close. The letter elicited just the reactions from around the internet that the world needs now.
Read excerpt from the letter and watch touching video below:
Malia and Sasha, eight years ago on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home. We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and traveled to Washington to show you around. To show you the Lincoln Bedroom, and the bedrooms that were once ours, to introduce you to all the people—the florists, the grounds-keepers and the butlers—who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.
And through it all you had each other. Just like we did.
You have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the White House. You have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who had never even met them. You stood by as your precious parents were reduced to headlines. Your parents, who put you first and who not only showed you but gave you the world. As always, they will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we.
See reactions to the letters below:
"Take all that you have seen... let that help guide you in making positive change. We have no doubt you will." https://t.co/Ynktaak7bD— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 13, 2017
This letter from the Bush sisters to the Obamas' daughters is really lovely. https://t.co/uk4DlwVMfw— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 13, 2017
Ummm I love this!! https://t.co/RZU8HKfdTc— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) January 13, 2017
Barbara Bush: DeVos should be confirmed secretary of education - The Portland Press Herald https://t.co/Hzvoy14XQV— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) January 13, 2017