In the wake of the Dallas mass shooting, a memorial service was held for the victims on 12 July, attended by several high-profile politicians, including President Barack Obama and former president George W Bush. During the memorial service Bush broke into a dance. The Twitterverse has since seen an outpouring of reactions to Bush's actions, most of which mock the former president.
Bush was dancing while holding the hands of his wife Laura and First Lady Michelle Obama, while the choir sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" the Telegraph reported. The memorial service was held in honour of the five police officers killed in the Dallas shootings.
Bush's awkward moves made at what most consider an inopportune time saw many social media users wincing and objecting to his behaviour at the memorial event. Coincidentally, this is not the first time that the former president has broken into a dance at an event. According to a report by the Guardian, in 2015, at an event commemorating 10 years since hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Bush began dancing to the music played by a student marching band.
However, Bush also gave a speech at the memorial service, in which he attempted to strike a note of unity. "At our best, we know we have one country, one future, one destiny. We do not want the unity of grief, nor do we want the unity of fear. We want the unity of hope, affection and high purpose," Bush said. "We recognize that we are brothers and sisters, sharing the same brief moment on Earth and owing each other the loyalty of our shared humanity."