Happy Birthday, Barack Obama! Everyone From Joe Biden To The Entire State Of Illinois Is Celebrating

Today is former President Barack Obama's 57th birthday, and people across the world — including those closest to him, like Michelle Obama and Joe Biden — took to social media to send him birthday wishes. 

"Happy birthday @BarackObama! The view is always better with you," the former first lady tweeted alongside a sweet photo of the 44th POTUS. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden — A.K.A. one half of the iconic Obama-Biden bromance — also used Twitter to wish his "brother" and "friend" a happy birthday. 

BRB, crying. 

John Legend, Ellen DeGeneres, Eric Garcetti, Laverne Cox, John Lewis, and a slew of additional notable figures tweeted Obama. 

Getty and POLITICO also shared a few iconic photographs of the former president. 

The day not only marks Obama's 57th birthday, but also Illinois' first annual "Barack Obama day." The state holiday was created after a measure unanimously passed the Illinois legislature and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law last year. Illinois is a special place for Obama, as he began his political career there. 

"It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it," Rauner said in 2017. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration."

According to The Hill, "Barack Obama day" was intended to be a legal holiday with paid time off and closed government offices, but the final version of the bill acknowledged the day as a commemorative holiday instead. 

Fun fact: today also marks the birthdays of Meghan Markle and the Sprouse twins