Touching Photo, Awesome Gesture

@jgm41 – Jim McGrath

According to HuffPo, former President Bush — and his entire security detail — did something so amazing:

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head this week to show solidarity with Patrick, the son of a member of his security detail who’s battling cancer.

Patrick, 2, lost his hair during treatment for leukemia. Bush, along with members of his Secret Service detail, showed their support for their friend by going bald as well.

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  • Patriot

    Wonderful story. Mr. Bush is a good guy.

  • Mike Wyatt

    one was President guess which one……

  • Bree Merr

    In my opinion.. one of his most heart warming pictures and a generous attitude and gesture!

  • hrh40

    Good family man.

    Just wish his family had never been involved in government.

    Military service, fine.

    But the public policies were not constitutional.

    But glad he’s still a good family man.

    • GeraldGoff

      was this really the place or story to make a negative comment about the bushes?

      • exodus2011

        why not? .. it brings balance, background

        • Steve Chiamulon

          Why not? Because its off topic, classless and shows you’re just a troll.

          • exodus2011

            no steve – we can praise and encourage people for their noble gestures, but also contrast theur destructive ones

            it can be done in an appropriate way .. and was

      • jerseydave

        In fairness, every internet comment board, no matter the topic, is instantly inundated with nasty posts against the Bushes, the Obamas, the Trilateral Commission, Justin Bieber, and the Clintons.

        Now I agree that something praising a former President and his detail for supporting a young man who is battling cancer is not a good place for any of that, except maybe the anti-Bieber stuff. Oh, the Trilateral Commission too, I can’t cook steak right since I started using all my aluminum foil to make hats instead….

        In seriousness, God bless former President Bush and his detail, and especially that boy. We can all hope he pulls through together.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    As soon as I saw the story, I knew it would be on this blog. But it was a sweet gesture, and I hope the little boy gets well.

  • Russ Jones

    Well,we don’t have to read his lips on this one!

  • Joseph White

    Awesome Gesture Indeed!

  • melory3

    Beautiful. The Bush presidents were man of great character.

  • Amanda Woodruff

    Awesome. So sweet! 🙂

  • 1MiddleRoader

    Not to take away from his gesture, but re this topic, Bush the Elder should really be remembered for signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. Both programs had broad bipartisan support. Both were tweaked and faced legal challenges and changes along the way. ADA in particular faced religious and business opposition (and even some opposition from disabled people); yet it prevailed. The basic principles of ADA are generally accepted now (Rand Paul is an exception.). IDEA still faces a lot of implementation issues, and may need to be revised further. Neither piece of legislation is perfect, but both are, IMO, a tribute to disabled people (including many war veterans) who fought for this for years; Congressmen like Tom Harkin and Bob Dole reaching across the aisle; and Pres George H W Bush for supporting and signing it. This is how the US Government should work! (George W. Bush signed some revisions of this legislation; he, too, should be commended for that.)

  • David

    Shaving your head takes a lot of nerve. ha

  • Tom Davis

    A couple thoughts jump to the front here; (1) I do miss Senior, almost as much as I miss Ron and (2) it’s a testament to the man when you can refer to any person in such a familiar manner and still be respectful of the man, his office and his life doing it.


  • bellagrazi

    Awe. ♥