Michelle Obama talks about the warm gesture between her and George W Bush during his father's funeral

The warm exchange between George W Bush and Michelle Obama caught everyone's eyes and soon became viral on social media.


                            Michelle Obama talks about the warm gesture between her and George W Bush during his father's funeral

Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently talked about the warm exchange with former President George W Bush during his late father's funeral and said that she was as charmed by the gesture as their fans were. Bush Jr, during the ceremony, had handed the former first lady a mint while greeting the leaders sitting in the front row. The exchange between the duo caught everyone's eyes and soon became viral on social media.

The moment was reminiscent of the late Senator John McCain's funeral when Michelle and Bush junior were sitting together in the same row and he casually took a cough drop from his wife and passed it on to the former first lady. Reports state that Michelle was battling a cough at the time and the gesture was viewed as very sweet and made news and had people on social media gushing about their friendship.

President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. 
President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. 

Michelle, who is promoting her autobiographical memoir 'The Becoming', spoke sweetly of the 72-year-old former president on Friday in San Jose, California saying that Bush junior has a "the presence of mind."



 

Michelle, while talking to ABC7, said: "He has the presence of mind and the sense of humor to bring me a mint. And he made it a point to give me that mint right then and there, and that’s the beauty of George Bush.” 

Bush junior and the former first lady have often been in the news for the special friendship the duo share despite their political differences. Michelle even once referred to Bush junior as her "partner in crime" while talking about their friendship.

“President Bush and I are forever seatmates 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 said of her and Bush junior's relationship in October. "I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man," she added.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama embrace former U.S. President George W. Bush during an interfaith memorial service.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama embrace former U.S. President George W. Bush during an interfaith memorial service.

While Bush junior, previously, has also expressed his fondness for Michelle while talking to People magazine about their unconventional friendship: "She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like," the former president had said. "I needle her a little bit and, around her, I'm fairly lighthearted. [The Obamas] are around serious people all the time and we just took to each other."

Michelle, on Friday, sat down with All Things Considered alum Michele Norris as part of her book tour, which was announced in October. The former first lady's book tour is being produced by Live Nation on behalf of publisher Crown, which includes a list of celebrity moderators, including Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Valerie Jarrett, poet Elizabeth Alexander, Phoebe Robinson and Tracee Ellis Ross.