Former President George H.W. Bush, sat next to his wife, Barbara Bush’s coffin on Friday in Houston, greeting mourners who came to pay their respect to his wife.
Barbara and George were married for 73-years. She passed away on Tuesday at 92-years-old, with her husband by her side.
The former President was not originally expected to attend Friday’s viewing but took a spur of the moment decision to do so.
‘He just said, ‘I want to go.’ It was completely spontaneous’ an aide for George, told NBC News.
‘I think he was very touched by all of the people who were taking the time out of their lives,’ family spokesman Jim McGrath said.
A touching image of the former president revealed him sitting in his wheelchair, quietly gazing at his wife’s casket. His daughter Dorothy stands behind him, placing a comforting hand on his shoulder, also looking towards her mother.
Dozens of pink and yellow roses covered her closed, silver metallic casket in the sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
The 93-year-old former president arrived shortly after a daylong public viewing began, sitting in a wheelchair nearby and smiling as people shook his outstretched hand and offered condolences.
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Source: Daily Mail