On Wednesday, former President George W. Bush delivered a touching, funny, and emotional eulogy for his late father, President George H.W. Bush.
Dr. Dena Grayson wrote:
George W. Bush ended his eulogy for his father,
“The best father a son or daughter could have.”
And then GWB broke down and cried.
No matter your politics, it’s heart wrenching to watch the raw emotions of the Bush family’s grief
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But it’s what he did afterwards, that has everyone talking.
As Bush walked pasted his father’s casket, he gently placed his hand on the flag-draped coffin.
Former Pres. George W. Bush touches his father's casket before an emotional eulogy praising George H.W. Bush as a "great and noble man." https://t.co/TPHGBkE0bI #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/Qczj1opWvS
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Former President George W. Bush delivered a eulogy full of laughter and tears for his late father, President George H.W. Bush, on Wednesday before gently touching his father’s casket.
World leaders, former presidents, and U.S. politicians gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for the State Funeral of George H.W. Bush, who passed away late Friday night at the age of 94.
George W. Bush’s eulogy, filled with fun stories about his father and lessons about life and love, ended on a tearful note as he expressed joy that his father and mother, first lady Barbara Bush, are reunited in heaven.
“After mom died, dad was strong, but all he really wanted to do was hold mom’s hand again,” Bush said. “We’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever.”
“So through our tears, let us enjoy the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great noble man. The best man a son or father could have,” Bush continued, choking up. “And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.”
On his way back to his pew, Bush walked past his father’s casket and gently placed his hand on top.
He then shared a quick kiss with his wife, Laura Bush, and smiled as he wiped away tears.