On Tuesday night, we were met with the event that many Americans have been especially dreading over the past few months: President Barack Obama's Farewell Address to the nation. After serving as the leader of the free world for eight years (during which he also proved to be just about the coolest guy to ever enter into the Oval Office), his sign-off was expectedly emotional, poignant, and above all else, full of hope. Cue the waterworks, folks. Obama out.

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