The Kennedy Center honored the achievements of five artists Dec. 6, including singer-songwriter Carole King and George Lucas.

The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors gala was broadcast on CBS Tuesday night, and it showed us that even the leader of the free world can’t help but get emotional when Aretha Franklin shows off her original diva pipes.

King co-wrote the song Franklin performed at the ceremony, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, which was an enormous success for Franklin when she originally released it as a single in 1967.

King also got visibly emotional during the performance.

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