In an emotional farewell address, President Barack Obama challenged Americans to stand up for their values, be open-minded and proactive and have hope for the future.
He called out the flaws of America's democracy, but expressed pride in the progress the country has made.
He addressed first lady Michelle Obama, his daughters and Vice President Joe Biden directly, bringing many, himself included, to tears.
Here are some of the best lines from his speech.
'Democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear'
'Politics is a battle of ideas'
'If you’re disappointed by your elected officials ... run for office yourself'
'Each one of us need to try to heed the advice of ... Atticus Finch'
'As my mom used to tell me, reality has a way of catching up with you'
Michelle 'made the White House a place that belongs to everybody'
Joe was 'the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son'
'I am asking you to believe'