President Barack Obama, who is know for being stoic and even a little aloof at times, let his emotions show while thanking supporters on the morning he was re-elected.
In a video shot Wednesday morning and released by Obama’s campaign team Thursday, Obama address his cheering staff in Chicago. He wipes away tears as he tells his young volunteers how proud he is of them.
“Even before last night’s results, I felt that the work I had done running for office had come full circle because what you guys have done means that the work that I am doing is important,” Obama says, his voice becoming emotional. “And I’m really proud of that. I’m really proud of all of you.”