Former President George W. Bush and former first woman Michelle Obama have reminded us of that truth twice this 12 months.
On the state funeral of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, the junior Bush greeted the dignitaries within the entrance row, together with the Clintons and the Trumps. Additionally within the entrance row had been Michelle Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama.
Bush appeared at hand one thing from his left hand to his proper hand, then on to Mrs. Obama. She smiled and closed her fist, apparently round one thing Bush had handed her.
That second mirrored a similar exchange between Bush and Obama in September on the memorial service of Sen. John McCain. Bush, seated subsequent to Obama within the entrance row, handed one thing to her. She softly thanked him. After that occasion, a Bush spokesman confirmed that Bush had handed her a cough drop.
The obvious callback to that heat second in an oft-documented friendship between the 2 introduced a second of levity to the service celebrating a life well-lived.