Michelle Obama Has the Perfect Response When Little Girl Asks Her Age

by Zach Seemayer 6:21 PM PDT, April 22, 2015
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In recognition of the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, First Lady Michelle Obama sat down to take questions from a group of young children on Wednesday, but one child's question was slightly more personal than others.

"How old are you?" a young girl from the audience asked.

The first lady, although seemingly thrown by the abrupt nature of the young girl's inquiry, didn't hesitate in answering, proudly telling the assembly, "I am 51."

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While there were no cameras facing the crowd of kids, the young girl's reaction to the First Lady's response seemed to concern her.

"What does that mean? What's that look?" Michelle asked.

"You look too young!" the girl said, causing Michelle to smile. FLOTUS then instructed her staff to give the girl a microphone and asked her to repeat her comment.

"You look too young for 51!" the girl reiterated into the mic for the benefit of the crowd. Michelle was at a momentary loss for words, and couldn't help but smile.

"Thank you. You should come up and give me a hug," she said, inviting the young girl on stage and embracing her in a sweet moment that elicited clapping from the crowd.

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While it may be impolite to ask someone's age, it's possible to make up for the social faux pas with a shower of compliments.

Recently, the First Lady sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and got candid about what she's looking forward to once she and her husband, President Barack Obama leave the spotlight: