George H.W. Bush: Shaving head was ‘right thing to do’

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Barbara Bush tells TODAY she was initially “shocked, surprised and thrilled” when she saw the former president’s bald head. He shaved it in support of a little boy battling leukemia. 

"It was the right thing to do," President Bush said. 

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Bush 41 shaves head in support of 2-year-old cancer patient

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When George H.W. Bush — aka “Bush 41” — was president he famously gave out awards for his “thousand points of light” as a way to recognize people doing noble volunteer work.

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Obama toasts Bush: ‘We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you’

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In a rare and warm appearance, former President George H.W. Bush returned to the White House on Monday. The 89-year-old was there to hand out the 5,000th award from his “Points of Light” Foundation, but the celebration also recognized the 41st president’s legacy of charity and altruism.  

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Rare gathering of five presidents at Bush Library dedication

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Giving a broad-strokes defense of his eight years in the White House, former president George W. Bush celebrated the dedication of his the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on Thursday. In the audience were the nation’s three other former living presidents – George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter – as well as current commander in chief Barack Obama. 

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Bush: ‘We made the tough decisions’

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Former President George W. Bush speaks at dedication ceremony at his $250 million presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas. Former presidents Clinton, Carter and George H.W. Bush also attended.

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Former President George H.W. Bush to stay in hospital longer

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Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized for a month undergoing treatment for bronchitis, may not be released from a Houston hospital in time to celebrate Christmas at home as doctors had hoped.