George W. Bush handed Michelle Obama something again

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Along with Donald Trump and Melania Trump, former USA presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were seated in the first row of the Washington National Cathedral along with their spouses when Bush, the 43rd president took a moment to shake each of their hands.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama sat side by side - along with current president Donald Trump and current first lady Melania Trump - in the front row at Bush's service, which took place at Washington National Cathedral following his death last week.

Former President George H.W. Bush and granddaughter Barbara Bush arrive aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md., May 11, 2008.

All living former presidents and first ladies attended George H.W. Bush's funeral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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"When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States, a diplomat of unmatched skill, a commander-in-chief of formidable accomplishment, and a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor", Bush said.

"Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man". The nation's 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president. "And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again".

Bush, who died November 30 at the age of 94, made popular the phrase "thousand points of light" when talking about volunteer organizations in his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination in 1988.

Members of the 41st president's family and others departed from the plane after "Special Air Mission 41" landed at Ellington Field in Houston.

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