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Dream fulfilled: Dancing, at 106, with America’s black president

February 22
17:37 2016

Virginia McLaurin, 106, has lived to see 18 US presidents, but the African-American centenarian fulfilled her dream of a lifetime by meeting Barack Obama — a touching encounter that quickly went viral. Video posted by the White House shows a spry McLaurin waving her cane and breaking into a jig as she is introduced to the president and First Lady Michelle Obama during a visit to the White House. In the footage, released late Sunday, McLaurin greets the first couple with a boisterous "hi!" and her arms outstretched as her name is announced by White House greeters.

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