Dance Party with 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin

What's the secret to still dancing at 106? Watch 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin fulfill her dream of visiting the White House and meeting President Obama. #BlackHistoryMonth

Posted by The White House on Sunday, February 21, 2016

President Obama and first lady Michelle recently fulfilled a 106-year-old African-American woman’s dream to visit the White House, where they celebrated Black History Month.

“Slow down!” the president told the woman, Virginia McLaurin, in a video posted to the White House’s Facebook page. The first lady told the woman, “I want to be like you when I grow up.”

“What’s the secret to still dancing at 106?” Obama asked the woman as she bobbed while holding onto the president and first lady.

“I thought I would never live to get into the White House,” McLaurin told Obama. “I am so happy … a black president.”

McLaurin, who was born in 1909 in South Carolina, had a social media campaign to meet the president, including a Facebook page and White House petition. She turns 107 on March 12.

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