A light-hearted moment between former President George W. Bush and former first lady during the funeral service for Sen. (R-Ariz.) on Saturday went viral.
Social media users quickly caught on to the brief moment, showing Bush passing something from former first lady Laura Bush to Michelle Obama.
The unlikely, close friendship between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush is one of my favorite political joys that makes me smile. I’ve seen it before, and we see it at today’s service.
– Vanessa Rumbles (@VanessaRumbles) September 1, 2018
George W. Bush still looking out for Michelle Obama, as he secretly passes candy to her. #McCainMemorial #McCainFuneral pic.twitter.com/TrDCRzK043
– Janell8ItAll (@LiveLoveLifeDo) September 1, 2018
It’s unclear what exactly was passed to Obama, though MSNBC described it as candy.
Both Bush and former President Obama gave eulogies during McCain’s service Saturday.
McCain died last week at the age of 81 after a battle with brain cancer.
Obama praised McCain’s ability to rise above “small and mean and petty” political controversies. He also spoke about McCain’s sense of humor.
“What better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience,” Obama joked.
“His sense of humor, a little bit of a mischievous streak, after all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience,” Pres. Obama jokes about McCain asking them to speak at his memorial. https://t.co/ofAo51j7QY pic.twitter.com/FgnJLEVXzF
– CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 1, 2018
was not invited to McCain’s funeral services, though several members of his administration attended, including his daughter and son-in-law .
Defense Secretary James MattisJohn KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and national security adviser John Bolton were also in attendance Saturday.James Norman MattisOvernight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Mattis extends troop border deployment through September 2019 Congress gives McCain the highest honor MORE , White House chief of staff
The president instead traveled to his Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Va.