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Rory Gilmore Meets Michelle Obama and Basically Makes Our Day

by Jennifer Drysdale 7:59 PM PDT, June 24, 2016
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Remember that little Snapchat gem Michelle Obama dropped on Wednesday with Alexis Bledel, giving us hope of a FLOTUS cameo on Gilmore Girls

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And then remember when Netflix killed our dreams when they said Obama wasn't in Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life, but they filmed a special Gilmore Girls-themed video?

Well, that video is finally here, and it's everything we could have dreamed of.

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"Sorry I'm late. I got distracted in the China Room again. I could live in there," Rory Gilmore (Bledel) starts, meeting Mrs. Obama at the White House. "But I heard about your great trip coming up for the Let Girls Learn initiative, and I know you're going to need a great book to read on the plane, so I thought I’d bring a few choices."

"I didn't know what mood you'd be in, so I brought all of Shakespeare," she states, before going off on a long list of books, including Proust, Sophie's Choice ("It doesn't matter if you've seen the movie"), Jane Austen, Moby Dick, Ana Karenina, and The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ("classic beach reads"). If that's not a Rory Gilmore reading list, we don't know what is!

"And before I forget," Rory says, handing Mrs. Obama an all-too-familiar blue box. "A gift, from my mom." (Pop Tarts!)

While Obama looks a tad overwhelmed by Rory, she does manage to tell her a little bit about why she came -- the Let Girls Learn Initiative. The First Lady will be traveling to Liberia, Morocco and Spain as part of the initiative, where she will focus on some of the challenges that girls face in getting an education around the world. And of course, we can follow the whole thing on FLOTUS' new Snapchat account.

With that, Obama walks off, with only one of Rory's books in hand, and zero Pop Tarts.

Eat the Pop Tarts, Michelle. Trust us, they taste like freedom.

Watch the full video below: 

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Is it just us, or is Rory Gilmore exactly how we imagined her after all these years? Melissa McCarthy recently opened up to ET about the show's Netflix revival, saying that stepping back into character felt like she hadn't "skipped a beat."

See more in the video below.

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