Barack Obama Thanks Michelle for 'Sticking With Him' Post-White House

You might want to grab some tissues. Former President Barack Obama gave tribute to his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, on Sunday during his  acceptance speech for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award.

"I also want to thank Michelle Obama for, after the presidency, sticking with me," Obama said. "Because I think she felt an obligation to the country to stay on, but once her official duties were over, it wasn't clear."

The audience laughed at his joke but the former President continued on a more serious note.

"I love my wife," he said, "and I'm grateful for her, and I do believe that it was America's great good fortune to have her as first lady."

This is far from the first time President Obama has praised his wife's work as first lady. For example, back in January, President Obama briefly joined his wife during her final interview in office with Oprah Winfrey to say:

“You know, we all knew she was brilliant and cute and strong and a great mom, but I think the way in which she blended purpose and policy with fun so that she was able to reach beyond Washington…was masterful."

WATCH: We've always wished we were part the Obama Family. (Post continues below.)

Aside from praising his wife and her contributions to the country, Obama also took the opportunity to address the House of Representatives' passing of the GOP's health care bill.

"As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled but continues," he said in his acceptance speech. "And it is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions that, regardless of party, such courage is still possible. That today's members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions."

The speech was classic President Obama, promoting feelings of hope and inspiration that made many nostalgic for a time when the President of the United States could give a coherent speech.

And though he didn't mention President Trump by name, his message was clear.

"At such moments, courage is necessary," he said. "At such moments, we need courage to stand up to hate, not just in others, but in ourselves. At such moments, we need courage to stand up to dogma, not just in others, but in ourselves."

"Courage means not doing what is simply politically expedient but doing what [people] believe in their hearts is right," he continued. "And this kind of courage is required of all of us."

You can watch former President Obama's full John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award acceptance speech—and sigh with nostalgia—below: