Obama and  George W. on AirForce 1If the contrived controversies of a handshake with the Cuban leader and a presidential selfie blanketed your news coverage of the heartfelt memorial service for Nelson Mandela, maybe these photos will add some needed context (but only if you are open to positive thinking).

Conservative and Liberal leaders spent friendly time together, enjoying each other’s company. George W. Bush even delighted Hillary Clinton and other Liberal leaders with photos of his recent paintings.

These photos by White House photographer Pete Souza allow us to remember that we have more in common than the media would have us believe.

Hat tip to Policy Mic for the idea!

Above: Presidents Obama and Bush settle in for flight to South Africa.

Pictured below: The Bushes and Obamas dine together aboard Airforce One with Ambassador Susan Rice and aids.Obama George W casual-WH

Bush shows paintings

Obama enters SA stadium for Mandela Memorial

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