And in a place where culturally significant, revolutionary relics of the African American past are documented, another iconic thing happened.
Michelle Obama gave former President George W. Bush a hearty hug.
She wrapped his hands around him, and pulled him in. He closed his eyes a little, losing himself in the hug.
It was such a pure moment, and America is losing it.
america needs these pictures rn pic.twitter.com/kqgTnnTRI1— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 24, 2016
I love this picture. This may be sappy but this says America to me. pic.twitter.com/7AFqYZLMRF— Guy Cecil (@guycecil) September 24, 2016
We're gonna be OK, you guys. WE'RE GONNA BE OK:https://t.co/2PPofb3DNN— Kris Kanthak (@kramtrak) September 24, 2016
This is actually not the first time that FLOTUS and Bush have been chummy with each other.
Their friendship first blossomed when, during the inauguration of Obama in 2009, Bush knelt down to talk to Sasha and Malia like a nice, loving uncle. Michelle smiled.
In 2015, the relationship strengthened. On the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march in Selma, Alabama on March 7, the two sat beside each other and waved at the crowd.
Then in July, the two linked hands as "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" played at an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting.
Bush looked ecstatic, as anyone would be if FLOTUS decided to bestow upon them her friendship.
People may exist on different ends of the ideological spectrum, may vote different parties, but they can still be friends and share a moment stripped of politics and hate.
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