George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died over the weekend at 94-years-old. Today is his funeral, and while Twitter is busy making memes about presidents past and present sitting together, his son George W. Bush, our 43rd President of the United States, delivered a gut-wrenching emotional tribute.
It was an honorable tribute to his father, sprinkled with lovable anecdotes about Bush’s need for speed, his love for his wife, and how he made friends even with people who were a little unexpected. Like Bill Clinton.
But the most moving moment was the closing when Dubya broke down when thinking of his father finally being reunited with Robin Bush, the daughter of George and Barbara, who died at 3-years-old.
“So 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. And in our grief, I smile knowing Dad is hugging Robin, and holding mom’s hand again.”
I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING!