Here Are 8 Times Michelle Obama Warmed Our Cold Hearts

Happy birthday to a real one

Today may be Michelle Obama's birthday, but her graceful presence in our lives has truly been a gift to us all. Over the past eight years, we've laughed and cried with the former FLOTUS as she led us through difficult times with her infinite wisdom and unwavering optimism.

And so, in honor of this ultimate icon's birthday, we've rounded up some of her most heart-warming quotes to remind you to be brave, dream big, and keep hope close to your heart. Happy birthday, queen!