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Woman who went viral after dancing with Obamas turns 110

Washington Post

Virginia McLaurin, the woman who went viral in 2016 after dancing with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in the White House, has turned 110 years old. 

McLaurin, who was 106 years old during her meeting with the Obamas at a Black History Month event, celebrated her birthday on Tuesday.{mosads}

She received well-wishes from many on social media, including tweets from her old pals, the Obamas. 

“Still dancing at 110 years old—happy birthday, Virginia!” the former first lady said in a tweet on Tuesday morning. The post also featured a photo of the then-first couple and Virginia from their 2016 encounter.

“What a great moment. Happy 110th, Virginia,” Barack Obama said in separate tweet.

McLaurin was born in South Carolina in 1909. She had a social media campaign to meet Obama in 2016, including a White House petition and a Facebook page.

After meeting the Obamas, she later declared: “I can die smiling now.”

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