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95-Year-Old Bob Dole Got Up From His Wheelchair To Salute His Former Opponent, George H.W. Bush, For The Last Time

Date December 5, 2018 14:13

Former Senator Bob Dole, who was George H.W. Bush’s opponent in the Republican presidential primaries, made the sweetest gesture to pay respect to the late 41st President.

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Bob Dole salutes the late George H.W. Bush

On Tuesday, 95-year-old Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and George H.W. Bush’s opponent in the 1988 presidential election, attended the US Capitol Rotunda to say his last goodbye to Bush Senior.

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At 95, Dole uses a wheelchair, as it’s hard for him to walk on his own. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop the former senator from giving a final salute to the late Bush.

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The heart-melting video shows how Dole was helped to rise from his wheelchair and salute the former US President. The moment showed profound respect for his former opponent.

All people in attendance, as well as numerous social media users, couldn’t hold back tears watching this moving tribute.

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George H.W. Bush’s fear

George H.W. Bush died last Friday, aged 94.

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Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, revealed on Twitter that once the 41st President feared no one would come to his funeral. And now people are waiting hours to pay their respects to Bush, including his former opponents.

George H.W. Bush was a great leader and a person with a kind heart. Millions of people around the globe mourn the passing of this eminent man. RIP, George!

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