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Posted: December 05, 2018

Americans pay tribute to George H.W. Bush with #SocksforBush

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George H.W. Bush Through The Years

By Stephanie Toone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As family, friends and colleagues paid tribute to former President George H.W. Bush during his funeral service Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, Twitter users nationwide paid homage to the 41st president’s love for colorful, stylish socks.

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Bush, 94, who died Friday night at his home in Texas, often talked about his penchant for socks over the past several years. He particularly fancied socks with bold colors and patterns.

"I like a colorful sock. I'm a sock man," he told his granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager during a 2012 “Today” show segment.

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After his wife, Barbara Bush, died in April, he sought sock giant John’s Crazy Socks for the perfect pair to wear to her funeral, according to ABC News.

Dozens of supporters decided to participate Wednesday in the national day of mourning by sporting socks that would have made the late president proud. Social media users tagged their posts #SocksforBush in his honor.


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