Former president of the United States, Barrack Obama said he cried the first time he dropped his daughter off in Harvard University.
Even though the 19-year-old had deferred her admission for a year it still was not enough time to prepare the Obamas for the emotional moment which he likened to an “open heart surgery”.
“For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast,” Obama said during a reception for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children Monday in Delaware.
“I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill (Biden) that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery, and I was proud that I did not cry in front of her,” he continued.
“But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough.”
“And it’s a reminder that at the end of our lives, whatever else we’ve accomplished, the thing that we’ll remember are the joys that our children, and hopefully way later, our grandchildren bring.”