Former first lady Nancy Reagan had a scary stumble Tuesday night while walking into an event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
As recounted by the Los Angeles Times, Mrs. Reagan was walking slowly down the aisle to a standing ovation when she seemed to lurch to her right, her cane slipping on the floor, and appeared to be heading for a hard landing.
Luckily, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who was escorting her, acted quickly and secured the 90-year-old's arm, bracing his legs to support her as she swung into him.
As people in the audience gasped, Secret Service and other crowd members quickly rushed over to help. According to the Times, she appeared to be uninjured and took her seat.
In 2008, Mrs. Reagan suffered a fall that resulted in a fractured pelvis and required hospitalization.
Rubio, a Republican freshman senator and Tea Party favorite, was at the library to speak as part of the library's prestigious speaker series.