WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) — Before President Obama presented his final Medal of Freedom awards, the 21 recipients had a little fun.
They participated in a ‘mannequin challenge’ at the White House Ellen Degeneres, one of this year’s honorees, posted the video.
It includes Robert De Niro, Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan, and other honorees.
A gathering of true American luminaries, frozen in time for just a brief moment.
Honorees the president said had touched his life in very “powerful” ways.