Today in cute politics: former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are best friends, and it's making me exceptionally happy. I know that Clinton was a cad at times, and that Bush... had that war, but honestly, I kinda just like these two as people. They seem like nice dudes who have learned from their presidencies, and now apparently have the most beautiful friendship ever. Presidents Clinton and Bush are on this week's cover of TIME magazine, looking dapper and buddy-buddy as they discuss the presidential campaigns of their respective family members, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. On Thursday, July 9, the two also had some wonderful on-screen bonding time at the graduation of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program's inaugural class in Dallas.
Clinton and Bush's friendship is my number one crush of the moment, and thus I have invested a good deal of time reading the hilarious jokes they've been telling one another, and have now cataloged (for our collective #friendshipgoals pleasure), some of the best, friendliest, and cutest photos of the two of them just being ex-presidential buddies. Enjoy the extreme levels of cuteness, and let this be a reminder that pretty much anyone can become the closest of friends.
Laughing Part One
Because of course any best friends know how to make each other laugh. Look at Clinton reaching over to Bush! I can't!
They Just Want To Be Near Each Other
Giggling. Arm touching. I am going to request more of this behavior from my own best friend.
Clearly working on their secret best friend handshake.
On The Cover
This is the TIME cover I mentioned above. Who else kind of wants to frame this....?
Clinton Can't Handle The Adorable Factor
I'm telling you... they love each other.
HANDS CLOSE UP
I repeat: Hands close up!!
Bush Has His Back
You can tell he's proud of his best friend.
Laughing Part Two
*Explodes with happiness*
Guffawing And Arm Punching
Because they are still bros, after all. There are no words to express the intensity of this friendship.
Thirty-Five Minutes Of CUTE
Regardless of your feelings about either of these two, I dare you to watch this and not crack into a huge smile. George and Bill = BFF.
Images: Getty Images (7); The Bush Center/Youtube