Virginia McLaurin has lived through 18 presidents, 2 World Wars and has waited all her life to see an African-American in the White House. So, when she finally got a chance to meet President Obama, the 106-year-old woman couldn't contain her excitement.
She was a huge hit - both inside the Whitehouse and out - and has become the internet's latest darling as she danced hand-in-hand with the Obamas.
Ms Virginia began a social media campaign in 2014 to meet President Obama, and in her video message to the President she explained, "I didn't think I'd ever live to see a coloured president. I am so happy. I pray for you every day of my life." This week the video, accompanied by a White House petition and a Facebook page, caught the White House's attention and Virginia's dreams came true.
Virginia was invited to meet the President in celebration of Black History Month, and the White House shared a video of her ecstatic encounter. Screaming with delight and waving her cane in the air, Virginia danced over to the President and beamed with uncontrollable joy:
"It's an honour, it's an honour," she tells the President, "I thought I would never live to get in the White House".
Virginia was born in South Carolina in 1909. In 1941, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she has resided ever since.