People are loving the cover of Michelle Obama's new memoir.

Do you desperately miss the Obamas?

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There's a reason the whole internet seems to melt every time Barack or Michelle tweets a throwback pic or speaks out on the state of current affairs: Many of us desperately miss the good old days.

So when the cover of Michelle Obama's new memoir, "Becoming," was shared by the former first lady, people (unsurprisingly) freaked out.

Like, really freaked out.

One common response? Please come back and save us all.

Other pun-lovers used the memoir's title to express their adoration.

Some admitted to not being big readers — but they'd certainly make an exception for his one.

When words failed to express their excitement, a good GIF did the trick.

Some celebs — like actor Maureen McCormick — were fan-girling too.

Members of Congress, like Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, recalled one of Obama's most famous lines to celebrate the news.

"That cover is like a big, full jug of water in the desert," someone chimed in.

Agreed.

Clearly, Obama's legacy still means a whole lot to many folks. But don't fret: Michelle's not retiring anytime soon.

No, she won't ever be president (at least, if you believe her ardent disdain for the very idea is genuine). But she's changing the world in her own ways.

She's fighting to get more women at the table in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. She continues to speak out about the importance of keeping our kids healthy and active. She's still just as passionate as ever about getting more girls in school around the globe. And she's helping give opportunities to tomorrow's leaders through the Obama Foundation.

Even beyond her more tangible work, though, Michelle Obama's story remains an inspiration to many. And she hopes sharing it through her new memoir will help us discover our best selves.

"I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be," she wrote in the tweet sharing the cover. "Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own."

Miss you, Michelle.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.