Virginia McLaurin, 106, danced, jigged, and whooped her way across the room when she met Barack and Michelle Obama for Black History Month. 'Slow down now, don't go too quick!' joked the president, clearly taken aback at the diminutive centenarian's energy. The first lady told her: 'I want to be like you when I grow up.' She told the Obamas: 'I thought I would never live to get in the White House ... I am so happy — a black president.' The video of the meeting received almost 11 million views on the White House's Facebook page in the first six hours after it was uploaded late Sunday.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.