George Bush held his wife Barbara's hand until the very end
The love that George H. W. Bush shared with Barbara Bush was revealed when he stayed by her side as she was dying. George’s chief of staff shared that he also held her hand throughout.
The former President wanted to be by his wife’s side even during her last moments on earth. This dedication shows why the pair was successfully married for 73-years according to New York Post.
Jean Becker, the former President’s chief of staff and spokesman, revealed that George was with his wife until she took her last breath. The former first couple met as teenagers on the eve of World War II.
Now that his wife is gone, the ex-President is now relying on the support that he’s been receiving from loved ones. Barbara passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92.
“Obviously, this is a very challenging time. But it will not surprise all of you who know and love him that he also is being stoic and strong and is being lifted up by his large and supportive family,” Becker revealed.
“He held her hand all day today and was at her side when [she] left this good earth.”
Jean Becker, New York Post, April 18, 2018
George and his wife were the longest-married couple in presidential history. They beat the 54-year union of John and Abigail Adams.
The Adams family, like the Bush’s, also had a son who served as president. George W. Bush Jnr. served as the President of the US.
He was also one of the many people who took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the passing of the former First Lady. Jenna Bush Hager also did the same.
She included many pictures of her grandparents as well and addressed the love they had for one another. Hager confessed in her many posts that she would miss her grandmother’s laughter.
President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama also sent their sympathies to the grieving family.