President Obama Receives Standing Ovation After Attending His Last-Ever Kennedy Center Honors Gala

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended their last Kennedy Center Honors gala.

Although the event was celebrating Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, James Taylor, and Martha Argerich, the longest and loudest standing ovation went to the Obamas.

Stephen Colbert, who hosted the star-studded gala in Washington D.C., was one of the reasons behind the round of applause. “I think we can all agree: For the past eight years, the White House has given us a leader who’s passionate, intelligent and dignified,” he said.

“Sir, I don’t even know why you stood up,” Colbert joked after the President stood up and waved at the audience. “I was talking about Michelle.”

Watch the President Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honor’s speech below.