Michelle Obama Meets Toddler Awed by Museum Portrait

Michelle Obama invited 2-year-old Parker Curry and her mother to her D.C. office this week. (Courtesy of Michelle Obama via Instagram)
Michelle Obama invited 2-year-old Parker Curry and her mother to her D.C. office this week. (Courtesy of Michelle Obama via Instagram)

Former first lady Michelle Obama met Tuesday with the little girl who was awestruck by Obama’s portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in D.C.

Parker Curry, 2, took the internet by storm last week after a photo of her standing in front of Obama’s portrait went viral.

Parker Curry, 2, stands in front of the National Portrait Gallery painting of Michelle Obama. (Courtesy of Ben Hines via Facebook)
Parker Curry, 2, stands in front of the National Portrait Gallery painting of Michelle Obama. (Courtesy of Ben Hines via Facebook)

The toddler, who told her mother Jessica Curry she thought the former first lady was a queen, had a chance to dance with Obama after she invited the pair to her office in D.C.

The photo of Parker admiring Obama’s portrait was taken March 1 by Ben Hines, 37, who was also visiting the museum with his mother.

“We were delighted to wait in line behind this fellow art lover & hopeful patriot,” Hines wrote in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 35,000 times in less than a week.

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