Flying to the funeral for his former national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, in D.C. last Thursday, 92-year-old former President Jimmy Carter chose to walk through the main cabin of a Delta aircraft to shake hands with everyone else on the flight, before eventually taking his seat in First Class. In a handful of cell phone photos and videos captured by people already buckled into their seats, you can see the jovial one-time peanut farmer -- sporting a snazzy bolo tie -- stopping briefly at every row, smiling and making small talk, with a Secret Service detail in tow.
Evidently, this isn't out of the ordinary for Carter, who holds the distinction of having the longest post-presidency in US history, at 36-plus years. He's been spotted taking time to say hi to people on many commercial flights he's taken in the past. In fact, he did it on the flight that ferried him to the Capitol for President Trump's inauguration back in January. Carter has been shaking hands of fellow passengers for decades, and "enjoys it," a spokeswoman told the Associated Press.