George Bush and Michelle Obama shared a cute food moment during John McCain's memorial service
Being the President of the United States is an experience that's sure to irreversibly change your life, for better or worse.Since the country was founded back in 1776, we've had 45 of the men (so far) acting as the figurehead of the United States, going from George Washington, all the way through to current incumbent Donald Trump.
This weekend just gone, however, a smattering of former presidents came together to pay respects to a man who had twice run for president, and twice failed. John McCain passed away last week after a battle with brain cancer, and despite attempting to become president in 2000 and 2008, former presidents on both sides of the political divide came to pay their respects.
There are four former presidents still alive at this moment in time (including Jimmy Carter and George H W Bush), and two of the more recent were brought into sharp focus at John McCain's memorial service, which took place last Saturday.
There won't be many people who are fans of both George W Bush and his successor, Barack Obama, but an interaction between Bush and the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, went super viral for its earnestness and cuteness in a time where politics has seemingly never been more partisan or nasty.
It was during a speech by former Senator Joe Lieberman - a longtime friend of McCain - that we see a pretty sweet moment - in more ways than one. Former First Lady Laura Bush can be seen in the video below passing some candy to her husband, who passes it to Michelle Obama, who shares a moment with Bush.
Barack Obama at the end of the row looked moderately amused.
But with this being American politics in the year 2018, and this being a situation that could be manipulated into a political statement with minimal mental gymnastics, perhaps it was only a matter of time before people began to argue about it. But first, let's take a look at the positives of this, as is seen below:
With Donald Trump's presidency bringing about a new age in partisan politics and revisions on concepts such as 'truth', 'decency' or 'tolerance', it's quite refreshing to see two figures, ostensibly on either side of the political divide, not hurling insults at one another. Okay, that's enough positivity; why's everyone complaining?
During his time as president, George W Bush was increasingly unpopular, with the 43rd President coming under heavy fire for instigating two disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention overseeing the biggest financial crisis in the United States since the Second World War. People also brought these facts up on Twitter.
Well, that's interesting, isn't it? There's an argument for both sides here, but really, what we're looking at is John McCain dying last week and two attendees sharing candy. We don't even know if Michelle Obama ate the candy, guys. All this Twitter arguing is making me hungry for some candy. George Bush, where you at?!