Two-year-old Parker Curry couldn’t take her eyes from the portrait more than twice her height. Even when her mother asked her to smile in front of the new Michelle Obama painting in the National Portrait Gallery, she wouldn’t turn away from the former first lady.

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On Tuesday, little miss Parker got to meet Mrs. Obama in person. The toddler, who told her mother Jessica Curry she thought the former First Lady was a queen, had a chance to boogie with Obama after she invited the pair to her office in Washington, D.C.

The former first lady posted a sweet video and photo of herself with Parker Curry on Tuesday, excitedly sharing some snippets of their meeting.


“Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you,” the tweet said.

In an interview with CNN, Parker’s mother Jessica shared that Parker’s awe-struck moment in front of Obama’s portrait was extremely powerful because of why Parker loved the portrait so much.

“In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well,” Jessica Curry said. “As a female and as a girl of color, it’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it.”