Barack Obama Surprises Audience at Michelle Obama's Book Show

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Barack and Michelle Obama in 2014

The former president came onstage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife as the crowd leapt to its feet.

Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington.

The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, Becoming, and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

When the conversation shifted toward Michelle's feelings about her husband, Jarrett announced a "special guest" and Barack came on stage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife.

The crowd at Capital One Arena leapt to its feet.

Jarrett asked Barack what it was about Michelle that captured his heart when they met at a Chicago law firm where she was his mentor.

He said she was "one of a kind," strong and honest, and someone he knew he could always count on.

Barack also said he knew that if Michelle was the mother of his children, their offspring would be "extraordinary."