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5 Moments to remember in honor of George H.W. Bush

Here are 5 moments to remember as the country pays tribute to former President George H.W. Bush.

The passing of former President George H.W. Bush united the nation in mourning. Powerful tributes poured in as family, friends, and fellow Americans shared their respects.

Here are 5 moments to remember in tribute to former President George H.W. Bush:

1.) Reuniting with Barbara and Robin

A cartoonist tugged at the hearts of Americans with a sketch set in Heaven and four simple words: "We waited for you." The scene shows the former president reuniting with Barbara Bush, his late wife of 73 years, and Robin, their daughter who died of leukemia at age 3.

2.) Sully the service dog

A yellow Labrador named Sully joined the Bush family to comfort the former president after the passing of Barbara Bush in April. The two formed a close bond, which became evident in a moving photo posted by former White House spokesman Jim McGrath

Sully's next mission will be working alongside other service dogs at Walter Reed, according to America's VetDogs.

3.) Bob Dole stands in salute

Fellow World War II veteran Bob Dole made a powerful statement when he was helped up from his wheelchair to salute Bush for the final time.

4.) Sneaking candy to Michelle Obama

The nation's 43rd President George W. Bush greeted President Trump, his wife Melania, and former presidents and their spouses seated inside the National Cathedral.

As Bush greeted former First Lady Michelle Obama, he reached into his pocket to share a piece of candy with her, a sweet tradition between the two. She refers to Bush as her 'partner in crime' after years of sitting together at official events.

5.) Touching eulogy from former President George W. Bush

First-born son and former President George W. Bush delivered an emotional tribute to his father at Wednesday's State Funeral. He choked up as he said, "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, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again."

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