At Sen. John McCain’s funeral, as mourners gathered to remember the service and sacrifice of one of America’s most prominent politicians, the cameras caught a heartwarming moment. Former First Lady Michelle Obama, seated next to former President George W. Bush, held out her hand as he placed something into her palm. It was a cough drop.
It was a reminder that two people with very different political views can be friends.
Speaking on the “Today Show” on Thursday, Obama said she didn’t realize the moment had been caught on camera, but described her relationship with the former president from the other side of the political aisle.
"President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that's how we sit at all the official functions," Obama said. "He's my partner in crime at every major thing where all the 'formers' gather. So we're together all the time."
"I love him to death," Obama added. "He's a wonderful man, he's a funny man."
She said that at the funeral, she noticed Bush receiving a cough drop from his wife, so she asked him to get her one too. She then noticed a White House logo on the box.
"I will add, they were old cough drops," Obama said. "I said, 'How long have you had these things?' He said, 'A long time; we've got a lot of these.'"