Barack Obama's little sister appeared alongside Michelle Obama's big brother at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Maya Soetoro-Ng is a teacher and Craig Robinson is head coach of the Oregon State University basketball team.
"No matter how different we may seem, we share a set of values our parents gave us," said Robinson.
"Values the same in Chicago as they are in Honolulu: a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education and the responsibility to look after each other."
There was something strangely disappointing about Obama's speech: it was rousing but he didn't answer the questions we all want answered.
President Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention.
The former Democrat president shone as he backed Barack Obama. But will it breathe new life into his flagging re-election campaign?