This Story About George H.W. Bush Will Warm Your Heart

With the recent passing of former President George H.W. Bush, folks are celebrating the man’s life by sharing stories about him that illuminate the kind of person he really was, including the Secret Service.

In fact, the Secret Service shared a photograph of Bush and recalled a time they witnessed his kindness and compassion on display with an agent’s child who was diagnosed with leukemia.

The Secret Service’s official Twitter account shared a photo of the late president with the son of a Secret Service agent who lost his hair after leukemia treatments.

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In 2013, an agent’s bald 2-year-old son, Patrick, was pictured on Bush’s lap. Bush — whose nickname from the Secret Service was “Timberwolf” — had shaved his own head in solidarity with the young leukemia patient.

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The Secret Service account shared the moment, captioning it, “Everyone’s #TuesdayThoughts are on President Bush & we wanted to share a memory. In ’13, Timberwolf learned that the 2-year-old son of an agent on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia & the detail was going to shave their heads. You can see what happened, in classic 41 manner.”

In 2016, Bush’s own Twitter account shared an update of the young man at 6 years old.

Bush wrote, “Incredibly #thankful that my friend Patrick, the courageous young man (with hair!) to my left, is feeling and doing much better these days.”

Number 41 was certainly a class act, wasn’t he?

This really tells you a lot about who Bush was a person in his private life and not just as a politician. He clearly cared for those who worked his security detail and he did more than just use words to communicate that truth.

He used actions, and as we all know, those are much louder.

The former president’s funeral is to be held on Wednesday in National Cathedral located in D.C. He will then be transported back to his presidential library in Texas, where he’ll be laid to rest next to his wife, Barbara.

They were married for 73 years.

Source: TheBlaze

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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