George W. Bush Breaks Down During Eulogy To His Dad: 'He's Hugging Robin And Holding Mom's Hand Again'
This week, the nation said goodbye to one of the greatest leaders in the history of the Unites States, former president George H.W. Bush. The memorial service took place in Washington with numerous people in attendance, ranging from other former presidents to foreign dignitaries.
But, of course, the 94-year-old was not only a politician. For his family, he was a doting parent, a loving husband, and a caring granddad. And his son George W. Bush’s moving eulogy only proved it.
It didn’t leave anyone indifferent
While delivering his final words, the proud son appeared close to break down to tears, while saying that George H.W. Bush was the best dad his children could have:
Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man. The best father a son or daughter could have.
George W. Bush quotes father's 1989 address:— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 5, 2018
“We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car ... We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent, a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it.” pic.twitter.com/BcL5tazmUj
He then paused for the first time during the touching eulogy and added a phrase that probably left many attendees in tears:
And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.
The beautiful tribute was also shared on the web, with thousands of people leaving a like on it and dozens leaving a heartwarming comment.
Here are some of the reactions shared
Together forever R.I.P pic.twitter.com/Im7WThWDor— Betty Burns (@wishingstar49) December 5, 2018
Regardless of your politics, this was such a beautiful tribute from a son to his father---and such an incredibly human moment we can ALL relate to. The grief and sadness of losing someone you love so much. RIP GHWB #41. Thank you for your sacrifice, service, humor, class.— Unruliegirl (@TheRealRiese) December 5, 2018
The Bushes have always been so kind and gracious. They treated people, in most cases, better than the way they were treated by them. I mourn the loss of an R party who used to seek for leaders with character and decency like them.— Conservative_Independent (@sjta_amy) December 5, 2018
Rest in peace, George H.W. Bush! You will forever be missed.