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Watch Ellen DeGeneres' Emotional Tribute to Obama

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Today is Obama's last day as our President, and in honor of his final hours (before vacationing in Palm Springs), Ellen DeGeneres took a moment to thank POTUS for changing the lives of American LGBTQ people who longtime fought for equal marriage.

"I want to personally thank him for changing my life," DeGeneres said. "I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife."

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During today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the OUT100 commedian showed a video compilation of her relationship with the Obamas throughout the eight-year term, from his first 2007 appearance on the show to Barack honoring Ellen in November 2016 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"His courage and compassion created equality for everyone," she said. "He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle." Watch the emotinoal tribute, below. 

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