Bobby Kennedy was one of my heroes. He was someone who showed us the power of acting on our ideals, the idea that any of us can be one of the “million different centers of energy and daring” that ultimately combine to change the world for the better. https://t.co/nAiPiGercs
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 6, 2018
Oh, the awards just never stop for the greatest President ever, do they?
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former President Obama has been named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate.
The award honors global leaders for “their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.”
“Bobby Kennedy was one of my heroes,” Obama said in the release. “I first got into public service because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself, believing that my own salvation was bound up with the salvation of others.”
“That’s something he expressed far better than I ever could when he talked about the power that comes from acting on our ideals, those ripples of hope that can ‘sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance,’” he added. “That’s what I’m determined to help inspire and cultivate over the rest of my career.”
Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy, will be giving out the awards in December.
I have lost track of how many awards Obama has received so far since he left office, and while he was still in office, but I think they are now approaching double digits.
And each and every one of them have been well deserved.