She also noted what an emotional experience it was for her.

“Yesterday, I went with my family to receive the medal at the White House. To hear the President speak about my parents, their journey to the United States,” she continued, “my late mother’s dreams for me, and the power of comedy to make people understand each other was almost too much to take in.”

And she was just as blown away by the her fellow National Medal of Arts recipients, adding, “It didn’t feel real! I mean, I was sitting next to GLADYS KNIGHT.”

After thanking the President for this prestigious award, Mindy concluded here post with a moving pledge: “I promise to spend the rest of my life earning this medal because I don’t feel like I’ve earned it yet. I wish my mom could have been there, but what are you gonna do. Nothing is perfect, but yesterday was pretty close. I love everyone.”

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