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George W. Bush, Michelle Obama Hugged It Out and Everyone Is Here for It: Reactions!

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President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Frame this! Former President George W. Bush and first lady Michelle Obama hugged it out when they attended the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 24.

The adorable embrace went down when Obama, 52, and President Barack Obama joined Bush, 70, and former first lady Laura Bush at their seats. FLOTUS wrapped her arms around him from behind. He leaned back and smiled while resting his head on hers.

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Photos of the sweet moment quickly went viral. “Someday I want to be as happy as George W. Bush is when he’s being held by Michelle Obama,” one person wrote via Twitter.

A second posted the pics, and joked: “We’re gonna be OK, you guys. WE’RE GONNA BE OK.”

Even Larry King had an opinion. “That picture of @MichelleObama hugging George W. Bush makes me smile…#ItsMy2Cents,” the veteran journalist wrote.

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Reddit users took the opportunity to Photoshop the images into hilarious memes. Some made it look like Bush was wearing a Batman onesie and that Michelle was hugging an actual bush.

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Former President George Bush after Bush spoke during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Sept. 24, 2016, in Washington, DC.

That wasn’t Bush’s only memorable moment. At one point, he enlisted POTUS, 55, to take a photo after an unsuccessful attempt at a selfie. He tapped Barack on the shoulder, who appeared happy to take a pic of Bush and an event attendee.

“Sometimes it’s just easier to have Obama take the picture,” one commenter teased. Another tweeted: “George Bush had to have Obama help him take a selfie, which is so 2016.”

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The two couples bonded just days before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s first presidential debate. The Democratic and GOP presidential candidates will go toe-to-toe at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday, September 26. Us Weekly will be live-blogging the event, which will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt.

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