Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, shared a special Valentine’s Day smooch on the “kiss cam” at an Atlanta Hawks game on Thursday.
The former first couple found themselves on the big screen at State Farm Arena as an announcer declared the moment “the first presidential kiss cam.”
“President Carter and Rosalynn, can we get a kiss cam?” the announcer asked as the former president waved to the crowd.
The two shared a pair of kisses to cheers from the fans in attendance at the game.
“Oh yeah!” the announcer shouted. “We’re going viral!”
Watch the video below:
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 15, 2019
The Carters have been married for over 72 years, having wed in Georgia on July 7, 1946, according to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. The two grew up next door to one another and began dating in 1945, just one year prior to their eventual marriage.
Rosalynn would be by Jimmy’s side as he served in the Georgia Senate, the Governor’s mansion, and in the White House. During her time as first lady, Rosalynn spearheading efforts on mental health, serving as the active honorary chair of the President’s Commission on Mental Health.
Reflecting on his career at a 2015 press conference after he revealed his cancer diagnosis, Carter summarized the love he shares with his wife:
“Well, the best thing I ever did was marrying Rosa. That’s the pinnacle of my life and we’ve had 69 years together — still together. So that’s the best thing that happened to me.”
After a 2017 medical scare, Rosalynn Carter spoke of convincing her husband to undergo a battery of precautionary tests, specifically on his heart. “There has never been any kind of damage at all to Jimmy Carter’s heart,” she said after viewing the results. “I knew he had a good heart.”
After more than 72 years together, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are still going strong and celebrating Valentine’s Day.