Former US President George Bush managed to exchange a light moment with former US first lady Michelle Obama despite the sombre mood that had clouded the funeral.
The funeral was attended by US top most politicians led by the Current President Donald Trump and the former US president Barrack Obama. The two were accompanied by their spouses in the marking the final journey of the life well lived.
The exchange of what seemed like a good luck charm and of appreciation by the former President Bush, is one of the presidency tradition.
The Obama’s and Clinton’s talking at George H. W. Bush Funeral. What are they talking about? #georgebush #obama #clinton #politics pic.twitter.com/OjdrCnKAmT
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The gesture harkens back to a similar moment at Sen. John McCain’s funeral back in September, when Bush handed Obama a cough drop.
This time around, Bush leaned over a seat while exchanging pleasantries and appeared to make a point of giving Obama a mint or cough drop (or perhaps something else).
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George Bush gave Michelle Obama candy at his father’s funeral. Dubya is the GOAT. 🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/3PnE4vLZxl
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After Bush handed the cough drop to Obama at McCain’s funeral, the moment went viral. The former first lady later explained to TODAY she and Bush have a special connection.
“President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that’s how we sit at all the official functions,” Obama said. “He’s my partner in crime at every major thing where all the ‘formers’ gather. So we’re together all the time.”