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Michelle Obama and Ann Romney’s Awkward Onstage Hug, in GIF Form

Like their husbands, Michelle Obama and Ann Romney hugged onstage last night after the first presidential debate of 2012. As previously noted, it was their first face-to-face encounter during this election season, and it was decidedly stiff. They did their best to look warm, relaxed, and courteous, but there were grimaces forced smiles, double-chins as they navigated which side to put their heads, and some halfhearted back-patting on both ends. Enjoy our GIF of their efforts.

Related: Ann Romney and Michelle Obama’s Debate Outfits

Michelle and Ann’s Awkward Hug, in GIF Form