Most of the time, Instagram beach feet selfies are the worst. I don’t care about your feet on the beach! But this beach feet selfie is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time, because the beach feet captured in it belong to former First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President, her Valentine, Barack Obama—AKA Vacationing Couple Of The Year.
I actually cannot count all the ways I love these people. There are too many. Nor can I count all the reasons that I miss them acting like dignified professionals in the White House. But one thing I am not is upset with them for taking some damn time for themselves to vacation, relax, and make this beach feet selfie.
Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @barackobama #Valentines [insert two pink double heart emojis here.]
After I saw this I gasped out loud and read it to the entire office, and then we collectively emoted and died of heartache. But we also died of happiness over their happiness which, again, they deserve.
The best comment on Michelle Obama’s Valentine’s beach feet selfie came from Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde), who shared her own true feelings about the couple:
“PLEASE COME BACK WE’LL DO ANYTHING,” she wrote, then she inserted a bawling emoji and several big red hearts.
Yes, like all great love stories—and Valentine’s social media posts—this one is filled with joy and pain. But today, we’re holding on tight to all the joy we can get, gifted to us from the world’s best social media island mates.