The president picked up the dandelion from the White House garden as they approached the two helicopters that were about to take him to a rally in Georgia.
After dominating public discourse in the United States with his first address to Congress, President Joe Biden returned to the headlines with his personal action.
As he and his wife, Jill, boarded a helicopter to take them to a rally in Georgia, the president paused for a moment to pick up a dandelion and hand it over to the first lady.
The moment was captured by a pool of journalists pursuing the president's agenda - both graphics and audiovisual - and went viral.
Bidens also met with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, as part of his trip. At 96, Carter is the longest-serving former president in US history and has been involved in a number of charitable activities. However, he was not present at Biden's inauguration in January because he had not been vaccinated with Covid 19.
In addition to Carter's visit, Biden will celebrate his first 100 days with a rally at the White House in Atlanta on Thursday, an event in which attendees measure their social distance in their cars during the presidential campaign. Will attend Of the democratic candidates of the time.
The night before, the president also pointed to a symbolic history in his first message to Congress, in which he expressed a desire for reform, especially in financial matters.
The president, wearing a mask, applauded as he took the stage in his first speech at a joint meeting on epidemics. There were many empty seats in the venue, which is an example of protection against the coronavirus. Instead of the usual 1,600 participants, the capacity was 200. The first lady also took part in the ceremony.
Biden highlighted the progress of the vaccination campaign, noting that he had promised 100 million vaccines in his 100 days, but in the end, the number was 220 million.
He also said that the health system should be more accessible to all and promised better control over the prices of medicines. He promised that his administration would find a way to end child poverty by half this year.
In other parts of his speech, he acknowledged the problem posed by climate change. He emphasized the need to reduce the country's emissions by creating millions of jobs through the infrastructure plan.