Sitting with the First Lady's during the State of the Union address is sure to earn one some attention. But several guests sitting near Michelle Obama on Tuesday night got an extra taste of the spotlight when President Obama called them out in his speech, prompting applause throughout the chamber.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle stood and clapped when Obama mentioned the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old Chicago girl who performed during Obama's inauguration and was shot and killed a week later.