At this point, pretty much only the sun can outshine the Obamas, and they’ve figured out a brilliant way to use that to their advantage.
The former POTUS and FLOTUS moved their eldest daughter Malia into her Harvard University dorm while the sun and the moon were doing their very special dance on Monday.
Malia, who took a gap year last year and worked for The Weinstein Company, is an incoming freshman at the university. She got some help from her famous parents moving into her new digs.
They’ve done their best to protect their girls’ privacy over the years, so we can only assume they hoped all eyes would be in the sky instead of on them. But despite the distraction of the eclipse, people still gawked as the family was out and about in Cambridge, Massachusetts, being, well, a family.
“Saw Obama in Harvard during peak solar eclipse, I’m in a weird dream right now,” Facebook user Jason Corey wrote, along with footage of the super casual former president greeting folks with a wave.
Despite the fact that she most likely wants to be treated as a totally normal freshman who just happens to have lived in the White House, people’s chill levels were (understandably) out of wack upon spotting Malia on campus,
MALIA OBAMA IS MOVING INTO HER DORM LIKE 30 YARDS FROM MINE AS IM TYPING THIS AKBEJXJEJE
— Lactaid (@KyleD477) August 21, 2017
malia obama just moved into her harvard dorm so that means my goal for this year is to become best friends with her right
— caroline (@cxrolinerose) August 23, 2017
y’all i’m like 20 ft away from malia obama in the dining hall wowwwwww i’m shook
— crooked daniel (@primadonnagvrl) August 22, 2017
No word yet on whether or not other Harvard freshman and black-ish star Yara Shahidi (whose college recommendation letter came from Michelle Obama herself and Malia have drafted a plan to conquer the world, but we’ll keep you posted.