by G. Brown
She’s only two years old and already was important enough to meet a former first lady. Little Parker Curry’s mom never imagined that a typical tourist trek to the Washington D.C’s National Portrait Gallery to see the famous faces of history would turn her daughter into one of the most famous faces in the nation.
The adorable little girl came across the recently unveiled portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama she was simply “awestruck”. According to CNN, Parker was so wonderstruck by the portrait “that every time her mother would try to get her to turn around to take a picture, she would not stop staring at it.” The news site continued describing what was happening between Parker and the portrait saying, “Parker was in front on the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly would not turn around,” her mother, Jessica Curry, a small business owner from Washington DC, told CNN on Saturday. “She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated.”
Another quick thinking tourist preserved the moment for the world by showing us the adorable child adorned in her pink coat standing, staring with eyes wide opened and mouth agape as she stood mesmerized by the portrait that towered over her.
Parker’s fascination has captured the fascination of a nation of people who delight in seeing the toddler’s delight. A photo snapped by Ben Hines of North Carolina of Parker has gone viral.
Mrs. Obama got to see the photo as it was going viral on IG, Facebook and Twitter. Parker being only two probably doesn’t even have the vocabulary to express exactly what captured her imagination and led to her fascination with the photo. But seeing the innocent child’s wonder has left many adults in awe, including Mrs. Obama who quickly arranged to meet this art lover who may be her tiniest, biggest fan. The only thing more magical than Parker’s reaction at seeing the portrait was when the former First Lady and Parker actually met in person…
Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018
Mrs. Obama paired the cute dance party with Parker with an inspirational post saying, “Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”
One day Parker will be able to not only read that post, but marvel at the once in a lifetime chance she enjoyed.
Thanks Parker for the magic of your museum trip has gifted the world and made it a magical moment for all of us.