With the midterm elections just around the corner, it's never too late to put the love back into politics.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on September 10, 2018, at 5:41 p.m. ET
First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama hug after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2012.
Sen. John McCain hugs his daughter Meghan McCain, with his wife, Cindy McCain, behind them, after hearing that he was the projected winner of the Republican New Hampshire primary on Jan. 8, 2008, in Nashua, New Hampshire.
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan embrace at their ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Aug. 17, 1987.
Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon embraces his wife, Patricia, on the floor of the National Republican Convention on July 1, 1952.
George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, share a hug at their Texas ranch while awaiting the results of the 2000 presidential election recount in November 2000.
President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embrace former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24, 2016, in Washington, DC.
Senn Bernie Sanders embraces his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, after the Vermont delegation cast their votes during roll call on the second day of the Democratic National Convention on July 26, 2016, in Philadelphia.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives for a campaign rally on Oct. 24, 2016, in Tampa, Florida.
President Bill Clinton embraces first lady Hillary Clinton on election night, Nov. 5, 1996, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter embraces his wife, Rosalynn, after receiving the final news of his victory in the national general election on Nov. 2, 1976.
Democratic vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden hugs his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, after speaking during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Luci and Linda Johnson hug their father, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and their mother, Lady Bird Johnson, on Nov. 22, 1963.
Rep. Paul Ryan is surrounded by his family after participating in the vice presidential debate with Vice President Joe Biden, in Danville, Kentucky, on Oct. 11, 2012.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin embraces a fairgoer while visiting the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12, 2011, in Des Moines.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hugs a supporter from Marion, Iowa, during a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 9, 2011.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio gets a hug from his family following a primary night rally on March 15, 2016, in Miami.
Sen. Susan Collins hugs a supporter while campaigning in Yarmouth, Maine, on Sept. 30, 2014.
Rep. Terri Sewell, left, applauds as Sen. Cory Booker hugs Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones at his campaign headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, on Dec. 10, 2017.
Singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson embraces Sen. Kamala Harris prior to a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 15, 2018, in Washington, DC.
President Gerald R. Ford and first lady Betty Ford enjoy the view from the White House's Truman Balcony in October 1974.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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