Mike Pence got handsy at NASA and people made some incredible memes

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Women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, public school funding, “DO NOT TOUCH” signs — Vice President Mike Pence likes to get his hands on things he shouldn’t.

During a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, Reuters photographer Mike Brown captured a tender moment between Pence and a piece of critical space flight hardware. Pence is seen with his palm down, all five fingers splayed across the surface, mere centimeters beneath a sign that reads “DO NOT TOUCH.” And naturally, the photo jolted into meme status quicker than you can shriek “Mother!”

It launched a Reddit Photoshop battle, a 4chan thread (”Mike Pence compromises national security”) and a steady stream of sweet tweets, blessing your timeline with jokes about our blundering administration.

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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