What Michelle Obama just did to George W Bush is going viral

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: 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, before the museum opens to the public later that day. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall featuring African American history and culture in the US. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

A photograph of Michelle Obama sharing a hug with former President George W. Bush has gone viral on social media today.

Bush was a featured speaker at the opening of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, which he had a hand in constructing. Bush signed legislation to permit its creation when he was in office.

The First Lady hugged the former president in greeting when they arrived at the event. The gesture touched many, seeing the heartwarming picture as a rare moment of bipartisan camaraderie during a particularly vicious election cycle.