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Michelle Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia and dad Barack seen in rare emotional photo

The Former First Couple are proud parents to their two daughters

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama's portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariOnline News WriterNew York
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Barack and Michelle Obama couldn't be prouder parents to their two daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama (25 and 22 years old respectively), and they're prone to looking back on happy times.

Back in June, Michelle took to Instagram to share a special tribute to her husband on Father's Day, posting a rare throwback that showed him embracing his two young daughters during their White House tenure.

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She lovingly captioned it: "Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing dads out there – and to this guy in particular. @BarackObama, thank you for being such a loving, caring, and attentive dad to our two beautiful girls. We love you so much!"

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Fans responded sweetly with comments like: "Happy Father's Day President Obama," and: "Happy Father's Day to the One & Only Obama."

Barack Obama flanked by daughters Malia and Sasha in a throwback© Instagram
Michelle shared a rare photo of her daughters with their father

A third also gushed: "This picture says so much, on so many levels!" with a fourth commenting on Malia and Sasha's younger selves, saying: "This is how I remember them!"

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It was a rather emotional day for the former POTUS, as it marked his first Father's Day with both his daughters now out and about in the world, fending for themselves as newly minted adults.

The Obamas stood together with their dogs© Getty Images
The Obama family while in the White House

While Malia has been embracing life in Los Angeles as a writer, having already worked with the likes of Donald Glover on the show Swarm while building her own portfolio, Sasha graduated from the University of Southern California in May and turned 22 a week before Father's Day.

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While it's unclear what the younger Obama sibling, who studied psychology at USC, will pursue, she has been sharing her LA life with her sister, as the two share a home in Brentwood, California.

Sasha Obama, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama 2014© Getty Images
Sasha just graduated from USC

Their parents have been by their side through it all, with Michelle taking another moment that same Father's Day to reflect on the legacy and teachings of her own father, Fraser Robinson III, who passed away in 1991.

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In a post featuring some of his quotes, she wrote: "No one can make you feel bad, if you feel good about yourself.

Malia Obama sitting in an outside area© Getty Images
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"Those are the words my dad would say to me if I was ever feeling down on myself when I was younger. Every time I think about my dad, I remember his unconditional love, his constant words of wisdom, how he always made me feel seen, how he made me feel heard. 

"Even though he is not around anymore, I carry the lessons he taught me everywhere I go. I know a day like #FathersDay can be tough for many – it was tough for me, too, when I first lost my dad."

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama wait on the North Portico for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan ahead of a state dinner at the White House September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.© Getty Images
The parents-of-two visit their daughters often

She continued: "But once I realized that he was always with me and that I could honor him every day by living out his values, I started seeing the world, and my place in it, with so much more strength and resilience. It has made all the difference."

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