Jenna Bush's last letter to late grandmother Barbara leaves 'Today' hosts in tears

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 20, 2018
08:38 A.M.
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The human body is very strong and resilient, but it weakens as the years go by. No one is immune to the passage of time and death is always a guarantee.


Barbara Bush's life came to an end on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was 92 years old and was regarded as a simple, kind and generous woman who was able to see the best in people.

Her death, although expected due to her numerous health issues and advanced age, was still a shock. On Thursday, her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, shared an emotional letter that she wrote for her, as reported by Yahoo.

The letter was read on the Today show during Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb's segment and left the two news anchors in tears. Hager wasn't in the studio but her words could be heard via voiceover.


The grieving granddaughter started by saying that the world lost one of its great women, and that Barbara should know that her fans prayed for her in her final days.

Hager claimed that people used to stop her everywhere to say that they loved the former First Lady of the United States and considered her a positive force in the universe.

The 92-year-old received the nickname 'The Enforcer' by her relatives due to her leadership skills. She set the rules, which focused on being good and kind to others, and to never look down on anyone.


While reading the letter, Hager revealed that she would miss her grandmother's teachings and advice, as well as sharing books, a passion that they both had in common and brought them close to each other. 

Hager, George W. Bush's daughter, said that her grandmother taught 'humility and grace' to her grandchildren, and proved, with her long lasting marriage to George H. W. Bush, that unconditional love exists.

"You always said that you were one of the luckiest women to ever live, but, Gans, I am filled with gratitude because you were ours. We are the lucky ones."

Jenna Bush Hager, Today, April 19, 2018

The 36-year-old finished the letter by saying that Barbara inspired the world with her words and actions and that she would be dearly missed.