George W. Bush hands Michelle Obama candy at his father's funeral
Second time’s the charm! Former president George W. Bush continued his sweet tradition with the immediate past First Lady Michelle Obama as she handed her a piece of candy at his father’s funeral.
The funeral for America’s 41st president, George H.W. Bush held on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, and cameras caught a heartwarming moment between George and Michelle.
George W. Bush appeared to pass Michelle Obama a mint or candy as he took his seat at his father's funeral – just like he did at Sen. John McCain's funeral this summer pic.twitter.com/iZqMF8S0Zb— POLITICO (@politico) December 5, 2018
George was by the first pew to greet the presidents and former presidents. After shaking President Donald Trump, his wife Melania, and former president Barack Obama, George paused when it came to Michelle’s turn.
He reached into his pocket for a piece of candy and gave it to Michelle who smiled as she collected it and mouthed the words “Thank You.”
Only three months ago, the “partners in crime” in crime went viral after a clip of George passing Michelle a cough drop went viral. They were all at the funeral of the late Senator John McCain when George, 72, took the candy from his wife, Laura Bush, and passed it to Michelle, 54.
History will remember his son fondly too. This warms my ❤️— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 5, 2018
The “Becoming” author later opened up about the incident and described her relationship with George. “President Bush and I, we are forever seat mates because of protocol, that’s how we sit at all the official functions so he is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather," Michelle explained on the “Today” show, adding:
“We’re together all the time, and I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a funny man. And it was a simple gesture. He was getting a cough drop from Laura, and I looked over, and I said, 'hand me a cough drop.' And he was like 'oh, okay.' And I will add that they were old cough drops. That’s the funny thing.”
In a later interview with George’s daughter Jenna Bush-Hager, Michelle admitted that she and the former president have disagreements, but despite their opposing political views, manage to remain civil and still care genuinely about each other.
Watch the moment George W. Bush passes Michelle Obama candy at his father George H.W. Bush's funeral, repeating the same gesture he did at John McCain's funeral earlier this year. https://t.co/UBNtNvStqx #Bush41 pic.twitter.com/mcKDj56mhK— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 5, 2018
Earlier this week, after news broke of George H.W. Bush’s death, Michelle took to Twitter to announce that she’d be delaying her book tour to attend the funeral and begged for her fans’ patience and understanding.