By Erin Strecker
Updated July 16, 2012 at 01:56 PM EDT

It’s official: Beyoncé is crazy in love with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Back in April, Beyoncé posted a handwritten letter to the First Lady on her Tumblr, writing that the First Lady “is the ULTIMATE example of a strong African-American woman.” At the time, Obama responded on Twitter, writing, “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has aligned herself with the Obamas. Last year, she helped kick off the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative by (of course) dancing in a new music video.

Now — presumably with some prompting from Team Obama (as evidenced by the donation link at the end of the clip) — Beyoncé is reading the heartfelt letter on video. She says she wrote the note because she wanted Obama to know “I’m very grateful for everything she is doing for our country” and “Every time I see her she inspires me.”

She even brought up Blue Ivy! Beyoncé ends by saying, “I’m so proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.” All together now: Aww.

Check out the video below:

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