After eight years as president, Barack Obama left the Oval Office for the final time Friday morning at around 9:30 a.m.
Video captured Obama leaving a note for his successor, President-elect Donald Trump, in the Resolute desk in the storied round room — an act that's become tradition in the transition of power.
Obama and Trump will now travel together a few miles down the road to the U.S. Capitol, where Trump is set to be sworn in.
As he left the office, a reporter asked Obama for his parting words to the American people. "Thank you," he said.