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WATCH: Former President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with everyone on plane

Former President of America Jimmy Carter has been filmed shaking hands and chatting to every onbe of his co-passengers on a recent flight to Washington.

It seems the Democrat, who served as President from 1977 to 1981, has made a habit of meeting and greeting fellow fliers, but has only recently went viral for his friendly hobby.

Passenger James Sheffield was on the Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington and captured the kind gesture on camera.

"It's hard to put into words what a nice reprieve from the current political theater this moment was," he told Atlanta's WSB-TV.

"His enthusiasm was authentic and humble, in a way that made things feel less heavy for a moment."

Twitter user Ginger Sanders was also on the flight and said: "The plane erupted it with Applause and tears it was awesome".

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