New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave some visiting school children a lesson in how to handle unwanted bugs: smush them with the palm of your hand. (See video below.)

That’s what he did Friday when he spotted a little spider crawling on the desk in his office, the Star-Ledger reported in this story.  The kids laughed. Later, the governor tweeted:

Earlier today I saved a few school children from a spider #nobigdeal #toughdayattheoffice

Here’s the video of the event that the governor linked to in his tweet: