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VIDEO: Woman, 106, gets wish at White House

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 09:56:36-05

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin at the White House more than a year after a petition was launched to get her an invite.

McLaurin, who was born in 1909, had a whole social media campaign going in an effort to meet the president.

In a video posted to YouTube in December 2014, McLaurin says, "I didn't think I'd ever live to see a colored president. I am so happy."

McLaurin's campaign to meet the president included a Facebook page as well as a White House petition.

McLaurin's wish came true last week, when she met and even danced with the president and Michelle Obama. The White House tweeted video from the meeting on Sunday.