Many sweet and touching moments have come from the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. From Bob Dole’s determination to rise out of his wheelchair with assistance and salute the late president to Sully the service dog lying next to his owner’s coffin, the funeral of the 41st president has been moving for people of all political beliefs.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) December 5, 2018
Another sweet moment happened during the seating of all the living presidents and their wives. In a repeat of a notable moment from the funeral of Sen. John McCain, George W. Bush kept up a private joke between himself and Michelle Obama by remembering to bring her cough drops and slipping her one as he shook her hand.
Obama has called Bush “a wonderful man” and “funny,” and the two seem to share a close bond.
‘President Bush and I … we are forever seat mates because of protocol, that’s how we sit at all the official functions so he is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather.’
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 5, 2018
In a Today interview, Obama told the story of the cough drops at McCain’s funeral.
‘I will add they were old cough drops. That’s the funny thing, because they were in the little White House box, and I was like, “How long have you had these?” And he said, “A long time, we got a lot of these!”‘
Two favorite moments in the VIP seats at #GeorgeHWBushFuneral:
1. @HillaryClinton, pointedly, not noticing Individual 1 had joined her pew; and
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 5, 2018
The funeral has brought together many political world leaders from across the aisle. The late president was honored for his service during WWII as well as his commitment to his family and his country.
‘The former president, who died Friday at 94, has lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda for the past two days, where mourners, including former Sen. Bob Dole, Sully the service dog, and members of the public, have flocked to pay their respects. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Capitol Monday evening, and will be in attendance at the cathedral service Wednesday along with several former presidents and world leaders.’
— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) December 5, 2018
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