White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was moved by the “powerful story” about former President George H.W. Bush shared by the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday.
Revealing Bush’s codename, Timberwolf, the Secret Service revealed what happened when he learned the 2-year-old son of the agents on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia.
“Everyone's #TuesdayThoughts are on President Bush & we wanted to share a memory,” the Secret Service wrote in a tweet. "In '13, Timberwolf learned that the 2-year-old son of an agent on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia & the detail was going to shave their heads. You can see what happened, in classic 41 manner.”
Sanders was blown away by the act from the former president.
“Such a powerful story of who George H.W. Bush was,” Sanders responded.
George H.W. Bush’s body was taken to Washington, D.C., for a national service on Wednesday as millions of Americans watched from across the country.
Thousands of Americans also lined up in the freezing cold for the chance to pay their final respects to the 41st president of the United States. It truly was a purely American moment.
God bless America and President George H.W. Bush.