Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and More Pay Tribute to Obama in Farewell Video
"Knocking on the Oval Office window. That probably was the peak of my entire existence," said Jerry Seinfeld, who participated in the video along with Samuel L. Jackson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Ellen DeGeneres and more.
From dancing with the President to the passing of the Affordable Care Act, Hollywood reflected on their favorite moments of President Barack Obama's last eight years in office in a farewell video. The tribute, posted by the White House and titled Yes We Can: People Share Their Most Memorable Moments From the Obama Presidency, featured tributes from Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, Jerry Seinfeld and more.
"Knocking on the Oval Office window," said Seinfeld of his favorite Obama moment. "That probably was the peak of my entire existence."
Gloria Steinem and Washington expressed that Obama gave them a sense of belonging.
"You felt those first three words of the Constitution, 'We the People.' It was one of those first time in my life that I felt that I was really part of that 'we,'" said Washington.
"It’s the first time in my life I felt the White House belonged to everybody," said Steinem.
Samuel L. Jackson recalled a personal connection to the passing of the Affordable Care Act, which helped his family get the medical attention they needed. When it came to global issues, Hanks praised Obama's work with Cuba, while DiCaprio reflected on the president's support for climate change.
"When I was at the UN and I heard our President say that climate change is the most important issue facing not only this generation but all future generations. It was inspiring," said DiCaprio.
Ellen DeGeneres expressed that she loved her CVS shopping experience with first lady Michelle Obama and praised the POTUS for being a great dancer.
And when it comes to what blew Kobe Bryant away, the former NBA star related that it was President Obama's mic drop at the end of last year's White House Correspondents' dinner when he ended his speech saying, "Obama out."
The video was posted ahead of the Obamas' farewell party, which drew a number of celebrities including Usher, Nick Jonas and more. Watch the farewell video below.