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Jeb Bush Calls George H.W. Bush the ‘Greatest Human’ as Obama, Trump & More Mourn His Death

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Following the death of George H.W. Bush at the age of 94, many politicians and his children shared heartfelt tributes to the late 41st president of the United States.

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“I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “Love you Dad!”

Former President George W. Bush also shared a heartwarming tribute to his father and to his parents’ love on Instagram.

His grandson George P. Bush wrote on Twitter Friday, “My grandfather was the greatest man I ever knew.”

“Along the way, he married the love of his life and was a father to six, including a president and two governors. But to me, he will always be Gampy. The man who taught me to fish in Maine, to throw a horseshoe and to swing a baseball bat lefty,” he continued in a series of tweets. “He was more than a great man; he was a good man. His courage was matched by his compassion; and his dedication to country was equaled only by his devotion to his family. Gampy, we love you and we will miss you. But we will never forget you.”

 

Bush’s spokesperson Jim McGrath went on to tweet a sweet cartoon that showed Bush reunited in heaven with his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin, who died at age 3 of leukemia, in 1953.

“We waited for you,” his late wife and daughter tell him in the cartoon, as all three of them hold hands.

Following Barbara’s death, cartoonist Marshall Ramsey also created a touching cartoon of the mother being reunited with her daughter at the gates of heaven.

Jenna Bush Hager also shared the photo as she remembered her grandfather.

“This brought me such comfort this morning,” she wrote on Instagram before sharing a touching conversation about death that she had with her grandfather before he passed away.

“I had the opportunity to talk with my grandpa about the afterlife. This is what he said: He answered without any hesitation. ‘Yes, I think about it. I used to be afraid. I used to be afraid of dying. I used to worry about death. But now in some ways I look forward to it.’ And I started crying. I managed to choke out, ‘Well, why? What do you look forward to?’ And he said, ‘Well, when I die, I’m going to be reunited with these people that I’ve lost,’ ” she said. “And I asked who he hoped to see. He replied I hope I see Robin, and I hope I see my mom. I haven’t yet figured it out if it will be Robin as the three year old that she was, this kind of chubby, vivacious child or if she’ll come as a middle-aged woman, an older woman. And then he said, ‘I hope she’s the three-year-old.’ Robin was the daughter this giant of a man lost years before to leukemia. The little girl he held tightly: who spoke the phrase I have heard Gampy repeat for my entire life, forever knitting Robin’s voice into the tightly woven fabric of our family: ‘I Love you more than tongue can tell.’”

The Today correspondent went on to share another memory of her late grandfather alongside a slideshow of family photos.

President Donald Trump also issued a statement on behalf of himself and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.

His death was also mourned by former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as George H.W. Bush’s former vice president, Dan Quayle.

Fmr. VP Dan Quayle on Pres. George H.W. Bush:

“I have often told my children “If you want a role model in your life — look to President George Herbert Walker Bush. The world mourns the loss of a great American. But, it also celebrates a life well lived.”

Very sad to wake to the news of President George H. W. Bush’s passing. Holding his family & all who loved him and mourn him in my heart.

— Chelsea Clinton

I am incredibly saddened by the passing of President George H Bush. A member of the greatest generation and a real hero in his right. A true friend to the entire McCain family. We are all sending so much love, strength and prayers to the entire Bush family – God bless you all.

— Meghan McCain

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— Cher

The former president died on Friday night at 10:10 p.m., his spokesperson Jim McGrath confirmed.

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