CHICAGO, Ill. (CNN/WGN) -- The First Couple's love began with a sweet treat 23 years ago. Now, there's a Chicago monument to commemorate their first kiss.
A plaque resting on a 3,000 pound chunk of granite now sits on the corner of Dorchester and East 53rd in Hyde Park marking the spot where the first couple sealed their budding romance with a kiss.
A young Barack Obama had brought Michelle to the Baskin-Robbins in the Dorchester Commons Shopping Center. According to the plaque, the two sat on the curb while they ate their ice cream.
The president sas he kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate. One passer-by says, "It makes you feel closer to home with him that he can express his feelings out in public like that."
The love and affection between the couple is still evident today. They were recently caught on a kiss cam. And they have greeted each other with a fist pump several times.
Some say this plaque is just one more way to solidify the couple's romance. One person says, "I think it's part of the fabric of the American dream, to find someone you love, your soul mate, somebody that's going to hold your hand and walk through this life with you all the way through."