Obama Greets Gabrielle Giffords At 2012 State Of The Union (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

As President Barack Obama made his way through the crowd of lawmakers in the House gallery for the State of the Union address Tuesday, he stopped and spent a few extra moments greeting Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who recently announced she was retiring from Congress to focus on her rehabilitation.

WATCH the video of the moment above and view a slideshow of photos from the Associated Press below:

Obama Greets Gabrielle Giffords At State Of The Union