The former president of the United States clarified that he tried not to notice his emotion at that moment

“Open heart surgery.” With those words, the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, defined the feeling he had in leaving his daughter Malia in college.

As part of the invitation of the Beau Biden Golf and Tennis Foundation at the Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, the former president said he was very excited to accompany his daughter to Harvard in August along with his wife, Michelle Obama.

Malia Obama

On the other hand, Obama said he was “proud that he had not cried in front of his daughter”, while saying that “when I returned, the Secret Services observed me and pretended not to hear my crying.”

Last June, Malia graduated from a private school in Washington and then took a sabbatical year before starting classes at Harvard.

“At the end of our lives, the things we will remember are the joys our children give us,” Obama said thoughtfully.