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Former president Jimmy Carter shakes hands with every person on airplane

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-11 16:07:39-04

Although some people consider Jimmy Carter one of the worst presidents of the United States, his popularity has soared since he left office.

The 92-year-old president was recorded shaking the hands of every passenger on board a recent Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington.

It is a friendly gesture that he has made a habit of, according to the Huffington Post.


Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States and the second oldest living president (George H.W. Bush was born in June 1924 and Carter was born in October of the same year).

Carter faced formidable challenges during his presidency, including a major energy crisis, high inflation and unemployment, and the hostage crisis in Iran.

However, he has built a distinguished career as a diplomat, humanitarian (Habitat for Humanity) and author in the three decades since then.