My friend Sean sent this to me; it’s the kind of story that doesn’t make headlines. Our President seems to go out of his way sometimes not to take credit for his compassion. If I may, Mr. President, allow me the honor of tooting your horn for you.
…As the event wound down, the president worked the line in full campaign mode shaking hands and signing autographs. As the president passed the group, Mr. Faulkner got an autograph, and the president continued on until Linda Prince spoke up, â€œThis girl lost her mother on 9/11,â€ Prince told the president.
Then everything changed.
â€œThe presidentâ€™s entire expression transformed,â€ Mr. Faulkner told me on Sunday. â€œHe turned and came back against the flow and his eyes locked on Ashleyâ€™s. His face showed a man who was no longer the president, he was a father and a husband.â€ President Bush made his way back to Ashley and he embraced the 15-yeal old young woman. â€œShe snuggled in with the president just like she did when she was a little girl with her dad,â€ Mr. Faulkner said. â€œI know itâ€™s hard,â€ Mr. Faulkner heard the president tell his daughter. â€œIâ€™m okay,â€ Ashley told the president. The embrace continued.
Read the whole story at The Washington Dispatch.