President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump receives university's 'Woman of Distinction' award amid pushback from students Buttigieg defends his marriage, slams Trump NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 due to rain after Trump visit MORE handed out pieces of candy to children at the White House's Halloween festivities on Monday, and video of them placing candy bars on the head of one child dressed as a minion is going viral online.

In the brief moment, the first couple can be seen passing out candy to a line of young trick-or-treaters outside the White House, as is custom for the annual Halloween celebration involving the first family.

At one point, a child dressed as a minion, a creature from the “Despicable Me” film franchise, approaches the Trumps.


The costume prompts a laugh from President Trump, who pats the child on the head with a candy bar before leaving it there. Melania Trump follows suit, placing a candy bar on the child's head.

Seconds later, the candy bars can be seen falling off the top of the child's costume, with an attendee picking them up and placing them in the child’s bag.

The moment has been prompting viral reactions on Twitter.

According to CNN, the White House invited children from military families and elementary schools in the region to its festivities on Monday. The first couple reportedly passed out candy for roughly 40 minutes as part the White House celebration.

Halloween celebrations at the White House date back to the Eisenhower administration in 1958. Monday marked the Trumps’ third such celebration since the president has been in office.