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How Celebrities Are Celebrating Mother's Day 2021

Grab some tissues and prepare to call your mom.
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People all around the United States are celebrating Mother's Day today. And holidays like this one prove that celebrities are just like us—in that they take to Instagram to pay tribute to the women who made them and/or helped raise and shape them (or are currently helping make/raise/shape other little humans). Former president Barack Obama perfectly summarized the wide range of people who deserve recognition today, writing, "take a moment to thank the women in your life who love you in that special way that mothers do: biological moms, adoptive moms, and foster moms; single moms, grandmoms and godmothers; aunts and mentors—all the people who come to mind when you think about Mother’s Day."

Here are some of the best celebrity Mother's Day posts of 2021, from light-hearted and funny messages to aww-inducing throwback pictures to genuinely touching tributes that will tug at your heartstrings.

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1 Barack Obama

"On this Mother’s Day, I want to thank Michelle for being such an incredible mom to our girls. And I hope you’ll take a moment to thank the women in your life who love you in that special way that mothers do: biological moms, adoptive moms, and foster moms; single moms, grandmoms and godmothers; aunts and mentors—all the people who come to mind when you think about Mother’s Day. Or take a moment, like I will, to remember the moms who raised and sustained us, and who we miss every day—no matter how long it’s been. All of these amazing people deserve our gratitude, today and every day."

2 Michelle Obama

"I just love this photo of my mom. It was taken at the Great Wall of China a few years ago, and every time I see it, I can’t help but think of all the adventures we’ve had over the years. From the days I spent as a kid around the pool at the cabin we used to rent out in Michigan, to the times in Chicago she’d come over before sunrise to watch the kids so I could work out, to every minute she spent with us in the White House, my mom has always been my rock.I am so grateful to have her as a guiding force in my life, but I know that this can be a tough day for so many who aren’t as lucky. So this #MothersDay, I hope you take a moment to celebrate all the moms and mom-like figures in your life—the aunties and grandmothers, the friends and mentors—who have helped you find your way in the world. All of us have needed a little nurturing and care to get us to where we are today, and this is the day to celebrate just that. Happy Mother’s Day, everybody.

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