Michelle Obama and George W. Bush are still the best of friends it seems.
Today, when George Bush arrived at his father’s funeral, cameras caught the former president slipping something to the former first lady after greeting her.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 5, 2018
This moment is eerily reminiscent of another moment that went viral in September at Senator John Mccain’s funeral. The two were a part of a now-famous covert candy exchange that warmed the hearts of people all over.
Today’s candy exchange took place after George W. Bush first walked up the aisle of his father’s funeral. First Bush greeted current president Trump and current first lady Melania.
Nice moment — George W. Bush slipped Michelle Obama what looked like a piece of candy, upon entering the National Cathedral and greeting the former presidents and first ladies.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) December 5, 2018
Bush then went on to greet former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama before covertly handing over the goods.
Look closely (0:22), George W. Bush just slipped Michelle Obama a mint. A nod to Bush sneaking him a mint at the funeral of John McCain. Per protocol, Michelle is usually seated next to George W., today is a rare exception. #GeorgeHWBushFuneral pic.twitter.com/Z11djVty72
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) December 5, 2018
After the first clip of the “covert candy exchange” went viral in 2018, Michelle Obama had this to say about her relationship with former president George Bush at the Today show.
“I didn’t realize at the time that anybody noticed what we were doing… He is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather… I love him to death.” @MichelleObama talks about George W. Bush handing her a cough drop (an old one at that!) at McCain’s funeral pic.twitter.com/hS9fV0DHjB
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 11, 2018
Here’s an actual clip of the sweet moment from Senator John Mccain’s funeral in September of 2018.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 3, 2018
Let’s hope the two can carry on their sweet tradition for a long time because they are the friendship goals we never we needed.