Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was extended a warm welcome as he got off the aircraft. His noble gesture soon after his welcome has Twitterati praising the Prime Minister. 

PM Modi was given a bouquet of flowers as a welcome gesture and few of them fell. He promptly picked up the flowers and gave it to one of his security personnel. The gesture has been widely praised on social media with several users praising PM Modi for his simplicity. 

A user on Twitter wrote, "Where PM Narendra Modi spontaneously picks up a flower or a stem, which had fallen on the ground from a bouquet presented to him, and hands it over to his security staff. Simplicity!" 

Another user wrote: "All the best @narendramodi. If notice carefully, he picked up the flower fallen from the bouquet of flowers. Shows his attention towards the smallest things. Simplicity of great leader."

PM Modi is one on a week-long visit to the United States. The ‘Howdy Modi’ event is expected to be attended by 50,000 people. US President Donald Trump will also share the stage with him.

"Howdy Houston! It's a bright afternoon here in Houston. Looking forward to a wide range of programmes in this dynamic and energetic city today and tomorrow," PM Modi tweeted soon after he landed in Houston on Saturday.