On Tuesday (May 23) when the first lady refused to hold hands with Trump (for the second time) when they touched down in Rome, former White House photographer Pete Souza posted the perfect photo of Barack and Michelle Obama well, holding hands.
Souza, who has shot many iconic photos of the former president and first lady, has dedicated his Instagram page to honoring his old boss as well as sharing his new work. While scrolling his page, we couldn’t help to think of the love and admiration the Obamas shared for each other during their time in the White House–and the times they’ve held hands.
Yes, we’re petty but this love deserves to be adored.
Relive it below.
10. When Barack was just a presidential hopeful in 2008 and Michelle stood by his side during a rally in Dartmouth College.
9. When Michelle didn’t want to wave to the cameras as they departed the White House (still cute though).