Moment between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama at McCain funeral goes viral

A light-hearted moment between former President George W. Bush and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaTrump: House Judiciary should investigate Obama Netflix deal instead of his business 2020 is not a family affair, for a change Former speechwriter says Michelle Obama came up with 'when they go low we go high' line MORE during the funeral service for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCan the presidential candidates please talk about our debt crisis? Michelle Malkin knocks Cokie Roberts shortly after her death: 'One of the first guilty culprits of fake news' Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema MORE (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 Obama.

It’s unclear what exactly was passed to Obama, though MSNBC described it as candy.

Bush has spoken openly before about his “genuine” affection for Michelle Obama.

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“She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” Bush told People Magazine last year.

The pair are often seen laughing at events together and a photo of them sharing a hug during the opening ceremony of the African American History Museum in Washington in 2016 went viral on social media.

“I needle her a little bit and around her, I’m fairly lighthearted. [The Obamas] are around serious people all the time, and we just took to each other,” Bush said last year.

Both Bush and former President Obama gave eulogies during McCain’s service Saturday.

McCain died last week at the age of 81, a year after being diagnosed 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.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE was not invited to McCain’s funeral services, though several members of his administration attended, including his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico 2020 is not a family affair, for a change MORE and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan MORE

Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico Trump needs a national security adviser who 'speaks softly' US could deploy 150 troops to Syria: report MORE, White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and national security adviser John Bolton were also in attendance Saturday.