Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president on Wednesday, officially making her the first woman, first Black and first Indian vice president in the country's history.
During the inauguration, many watchers honed in on a particularly warm interaction between Harris and former President Barack Obama, who knows a thing or two about making history in higher office.
The two shared a brief but poignant moment that was caught on camera.
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The moment resonated with many and represented something symbolic.
Kamala Harris shares fists bumps with former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama as well as other guests at the Biden-Harris inauguration pic.twitter.com/8mBcCqkapD
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Here are some reactions to the powerful moment.
Remember how FOX NEWS pundits lost their minds over Michelle & Barack Obama’s fists bump?
I think one of them called it “terrorist fist bumb”, much to the ire of the hosts.
Wonder how they will read this moment? ????
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) January 20, 2021
People are already making t-shirts of the photo.
Got that shirthttps://t.co/MTkRVczuHk
— Mina Smith (@PuccaSmit11) January 20, 2021
The vice president was escorted to the historic inauguration by Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who was lauded for his bravery during the Jan. 6 attempted coup at the Capitol. Howard University's Showtime Marching Band is slated to escort her during another inaugural celebration on Wednesday, as Blavity previously reported.