As the Bidens left the White House and crossed the grassy area on the Ellipse, the president suddenly stopped to bend down. He picked a white puffy dandelion and handed it to the first lady.
The two then continued across the lawn to board Marine One. Dr. Biden, wearing a floral-print dress, held the tiny flower in her left hand as she and her husband climbed the steps into the military chopper.
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The Bidens have been married for almost 44 years.
Usually considered invasive weeds, dandelions are actually edible perennial herbs. They produce a small yellow flower that transforms into a puff of white seeds.