As he walked up to eulogize his father, that moment, former President George W. Bush placing his hand on his father’s casket.
A brief moment, a tender touch, part of a son’s tearful goodbye.
It reminded us of another moment. Father and son in the days soon after 9/11.
President Bush speaking at the National Cathedral comforting a wounded nation.
He walked back to the front row to sit with his family.
And his father, the 41st president, reaching out to his son when he needed it most.
And I got, sat down in the pew there, and I felt this hand.
It was my dad. It was very, very comforting.
A father there for his son.
And today, with the nation watching, a son honoring his father.