Sometimes, even the smallest moment in times of duress can help bring us together, and a weary and frustrated nation was treated to one of those magical moments this afternoon when former President George W. Bush passed former First Lady Michelle Obama a small piece of candy.
George W. Bush sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama is warming my heart . pic.twitter.com/pAtDdIcSeB
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 1, 2018
It may not be much, but the moment of unity between former First Families really struck a chord on social media among frustrated citizens who took solace in their friendliness and the kind gesture in a depressing time.
It’s a heartwarming reminder that our politicians are still capable of putting politics aside in times of grief and behaving with basic human decency towards each other; a breath of fresh air in an era characterized by hatred and contempt.
Here’s a small sample of what people had to say.
George Bush's friendship with Michelle Obama is literally my favorite https://t.co/FJyMKXZjnM
— T'Challa Targaryen First of His Name (@DayveeSims) September 1, 2018
George Bush & Michelle Obama remind me of when my cuz Deborah & I were little & someone made the mistake of letting us sit together in church. pic.twitter.com/X1kPQsuQOm
— Fruitvale Local (@fruitvalelocal) September 1, 2018
— Andre Gatling (@dcdre01) September 1, 2018
George Bush handing @MichelleObama a piece of candy during the memorial is one of the most relatable things I’ve ever seen. I loved her before, and I love her even more now I know we are that much more alike! It reminds me of sitting in class with my bff; I always had the food
— Lexi (@LexiEvans151095) September 1, 2018