President Biden picks dandelion for Jill, Twitter swoons

Elise Solé
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President Biden stopped to pick a dandelion flower for First Lady Jill Biden before boarding Marine One to Georgia on April 29. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
President Biden stopped to pick a dandelion flower for First Lady Jill Biden while enroute to Georgia on April 29. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

President Biden was photographed picking a dandelion flower for first lady Jill Biden, proof that their love still blooms.     

On Thursday, while the couple walked across the Ellipse, a public park south of the White House, to board Marine One to Georgia, the president stopped to pluck the flower from the ground and hand it to his wife of four decades. When they reached the plane, he placed his hand on her lower back, guiding her up the steps. Footage of the tiny token was posted to social media, where users praised the president for "never forgetting to show your spouse every day how much you love them" and for the "refreshingly normal" moment. "It's the little things that keep a marriage going," tweeted one person. 

To mark Biden's 100th day in office, the first couple traveled to the Peach State to visit former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the longest-living presidential couple, and will appear at a drive-in rally near Atlanta. President Biden also has trips planned to the U.K. and Belgium in June, the same month he marks his 44th wedding anniversary. 

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden kiss goodbye outside the White House in January 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner)
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden kiss goodbye outside the White House in January 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner)
Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden and Jill Bide n kissed during a campaign rally in 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden and Jill Bide n kissed during a campaign rally in 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The first couple is not timid about showing PDA, even on the job. They've been photographed stealing kisses on the campaign trail, at the inauguration and during presidential events. "I adore her. I'm going to sound so stupid — I was saying the other day, when she comes down the steps and I look at her, my heart still skips a beat," the president, 78, said during a November interview with CBS Sunday Morning

Last year, the president gushed about his wife on their wedding anniversary writing on Instagram, "…I’m forever grateful you agreed to spend the rest of your life with me. I love you, Jilly!"

But love is clearly contagious, as illustrated in a viral moment starring second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who blew kisses to Vice President Kamala Harris, his wife of six years during Biden's first address to Congress on Wednesday. With Harris positioned alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — a win for feminism which President Biden acknowledged by saying, "It’s about time" — Emhoff enthusiastically waved and blew kisses to his wife.           

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