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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First Lady Michelle Obama landed at Memphis International Airport  just before 5 p.m. Wednesday night. Her plane, which was supposed to land around 2:30 p.m., was delayed due to mechanical issues. The First Lady met with patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mrs. Obama took part in a patient therapy activity where patients express thoughts and feelings about their time at St. Jude. She visited with patients individually before a question-and-answer session with everyone in the room. A lot of people waited outside of St. Jude hospital in hopes that they would meet Mrs. Obama. Traffic was steady in the area, and security was in full force. The First Lady’s visit was significant for people like Melvin Boyd. He’s one of many people WREG spoke to who hoped Wednesday would be his lucky day. “We just hanging out hoping we can get a glimpse of her. I don’t know how close we’ll be able to get to her. I would like to get close enough to shake her hand, but probably not,” he said. Vicky Simmons also wanted to meet the First Lady. “I think it’s very exciting and I wish that more people would get to see her besides just the children at St. Jude, but they’re very fortunate and very lucky,” she said. Even if people don’t get to meet the First Lady, they say her visit means a lot to them and the city. They know this is something the children at St. Jude will remember for the rest of their lives. “I think it’s amazing that she’s coming for a good cause to support St. Jude. I think that’s really a good cause that’s worthy,” Boyd said. “It’s kind of an uplift. We could use that. We don’t have that many people of her caliber coming through, so I just think that`s wonderful ,” Simmons said. The First Lady’s visit is something people in the city say they’ll talk about long after it’s over.