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.
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.
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.
“We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.” – George H. W. Bush #SocksForBush pic.twitter.com/TlsYUHMXOn— Morgan Zegers (@morganzegers) December 5, 2018
In honor of #41, I’m wearing my Taco socks today! #GeorgeHWBush #41 #georgebush41 #socks #SocksForBush #socksfor41 #sockgame pic.twitter.com/gWKR7jiBvL— Brandon Campbell (@brcampbell) December 5, 2018
I have my Army Men Socks on for the President ‘s Day Of Honor!#SocksForBush pic.twitter.com/NqM6vbCjjY— Lisa Vivino (@lisav44) December 5, 2018
remembering our 41st President of the United States and his service to our country 🇺🇸 #Remebering41 #socksforBush pic.twitter.com/1GgnaX6o9K— addison (@addison_ewilson) December 5, 2018
Joining the nation to acknowledge the loss of one of our leaders. #SocksForBush pic.twitter.com/gtPtzIlRjZ— Heather Miller (@HLMillerMS) December 5, 2018
Nothing but respect for my president ❤️ 🧦 #SocksForBush pic.twitter.com/b4pDATfUTk— 𝓠𝓾𝓮𝓮𝓷 𝓡𝓪𝓬𝓱 👸🏼 (@rachel_morgan97) December 5, 2018
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