George W. Bush left the nation wondering whats going on between him and Michelle Obama when he slipped something into her hand during his father’s funeral.
His fondness for Michelle Obama was evident on Wednesday, as the grieving son slipped what appeared to be a piece of candy into her hand while greeting the former Presidents at the beginning of his fathers state funeral.
Bush removed it from his pocket before shaking her hand and she gave a big smile at the gesture.
Michelle Obama smiles at Bush
This is not the first time Bush made the same gesture.
Earlier this year, Bush was seen on camera offering Mrs. Obama a piece of candy at John McCain’s funeral.
“[President Bush] is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather. So we’re together all the time, and I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a funny man,” Mrs. Obama said during a visit on the Today show in October.
The former first lady then explained why she thought the moment went viral today. “That’s what people are hungry for. … Party doesn’t separate us; color, gender, those kinds of things don’t separate us. It’s the message that we send,” she said.
Watch the hilarious interaction.