The internet loves these photos of a little girl gazing at Michelle Obama’s portrait

A photograph that went viral shows a little girl gazing at Michelle Obama's official portrait at the Smithsonian.

When Michelle Obama’s official portrait was revealed, the former first lady talked about the young girls of color who would see someone who looks like themselves in the painting. A photo that went viral this week shows that happening in real time.

On Thursday, Facebook user Ben Hines shared a photograph he took of a little Black girl staring mouth-agape at Obama’s portrait, which hangs in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

In the caption, Hines said him and his mom “were delighted to wait in line behind this fellow art lover and hopeful patriot.”

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Donna Hines & I made a pilgrimage today and we were delighted to wait in line behind this fellow art lover & hopeful patriot.

Posted by Ben Hines on Thursday, March 1, 2018

The photograph captured a priceless moment, going viral with more than 11,000 likes on Facebook and countless reposts on other social media platforms.

"I'm also thinking of all the young people…who will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall in this great American institution. I know the impact that will have on their lives, b/c I was one of those girl." – Michelle Obama, 2/12/18

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— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) March 2, 2018

The portrait artist herself, Amy Sherald, shared a photo of the girl staring at her work.

“Feeling all the feels,” she wrote, going on to explain how a painting of a black man helped her realize she could accomplish her dreams of being an artist.

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