A light-hearted moment between former President George W. Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama during the funeral service for Sen. John McCain (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.
I'd like to think that moments like this between W. Bush and Michelle Obama are what McCain was hoping for. pic.twitter.com/vYE3A46Ity
— Brenna Williams (@brennawilliams) September 1, 2018
This is such a great little moment. pic.twitter.com/7LZgNcHhyt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 1, 2018
The camera just cut away from Joe Lieberman's joke about John McCain to Laura Bush just passing a hard church candy to Michelle Obama thru George Bush and it might be the most amazing thing I've ever seen. #NationalCathedral
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 1, 2018
— Janell8ItAll (@LiveLoveLifeDo) September 1, 2018
It’s unclear what exactly was passed to Obama, though MSNBC described it as candy.
WATCH: Bipartisanship: Laura Bush, via President Bush, hands a piece of candy to Michelle Obama during the memorial service for John McCain. pic.twitter.com/PhKPYCOiUz
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 1, 2018
What did George W. Bush pass to Michelle Obama during John McCain's memorial service? pic.twitter.com/N4Dtck8Hct
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 1, 2018
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
Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral services, though several members of his administration attended, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Defense Secretary James Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton were also in attendance Saturday.
Trump instead traveled to his Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Va.