During the ceremony, the ex-president was seen smiling and even dancing while holding the hands of his wife Laura and First Lady Michelle Obama as the choir performed "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
This unexpected and somewhat bizarre display startled many social media users, who were quick to express their bewilderment.
I think George Bush showed great restraint by not marching in place while dancing to the Battle Hymn of the Republic.— Andy Andrist (@andyandrist) 13 июля 2016 г.
Some users also pointed out how Michelle Obama and Laura Bush reacted to the former president’s antics.
George Bush smiling and dancing during the singing at the #DallasMemorial ? I wonder how hard Laura was squeezing his hand to stop— Cortland Armour (@armour_twit) 12 июля 2016 г.
Michelle Obama holding George Bush's hand lol she doesn't look comfortable. #DallasMemorial— Wilson (@noisyowl) 12 июля 2016 г.
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