WATCH: When Ellen DeGeneres cried with Barack Obama at the White House (after she had trouble getting in!)

And there is a White House mannequin challenge in the mix too!

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: November 23, 2016 6:35 pm
barack obama, ellen DeGeneres, , Presidential Medal of Freedom, ellen obama emotional video, ellen obama videos, ellen obama Presidential Medal of Freedom video, viral news, trennding news, latest news, indian express Ellen DeGeneres, wipes a tear from her eye after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Source: AP)

Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres are two people the world knows well for their wit and humour, and it’s not every day you see them emotional and shedding tears. The otherwise ever-smiling and funny Obama and DeGeneres were captured in the moment were the duo choked up and found it hard to compose themselves at an award ceremony at the White House.

During the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by US President Barack Obama to all heroes in real life celebrating their contribution to change the world, the two shared a beautiful moment together. DeGeneres received the medal of honour for her fight to secure equal rights for the LGBT community and same-sex marriage. It is almost 20 years since the famous stand-up comedian and actress came out as a lesbian and ever since has played a pivotal role in changing the scenarios in the US.

Barack Obama, while awarding her with the prestigious award, said, “It’s easy to forget now, when we’ve come so far, where now marriage is equal under the law, just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages almost 20 years ago.” POTUS then cracked a joke in DeGeneres’ words and admitted he felt choked – and she was not different.

An emotional DeGeneres stood beside the president trying to compose herself as the anchor of the ceremony read aloud her contribution — her eyes turned red and tears rolled down. After receiving the medal, Obama hugged her and it showed the close bond and mutual respect they shared for each other.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres getting emotional with Barack Obama while receiving award

Watch Obama choked up while talking about Ellen DeGeneres

Earlier in the day, the famous talk-show host forgot her IDs and was not allowed to enter the White House, where she was invited to receive the honour. She tweeted out a picture of her sitting on a bench outside the presidential home and even added #NotJoking.

The highest civilian award in the US was awarded to 21 people including her, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and others.

But after such an emotional and troublesome start, she concluded the day with what she does best – making people laugh. She challenged everyone present at the show with a Mannequin challenge and by far it’s the most star-studded affair!

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