People Are Sharing This Powerful Letter George H.W. Bush Left For Bill Clinton

As we grapple with the somber news that George H.W. Bush has passed, the world is sending tributes and reflecting on the moments that characterize Bush Sr.'s dedication to country over politics.

People are remembering the powerful letter George H.W. Bush left for incoming president Bill Clinton in 1993. The campaign was a tough one between Bush and Clinton, but this letter shows that Bush had something more important in mind, the unity of a country.

It has become tradition for the outgoing president to write a letter for the incoming president.

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In fact, the letter was left in the Oval Office by Bush so Clinton would read it on his first day.

Michael Beschloss tweeted a photo of the inaugural letter Bush sent Clinton and it started going viral again after Bush passed.

Let's take a closer look at what the letter said.

The letter is dated January 20th, 1993 and begins with a reflection of Bush's own first days in office.

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The letter read: "Dear Bill, when I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too."

The letter continued by striking a tone of unity and hope.

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"I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described."

Bush lets Clinton know of the challenges that lie ahead.

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"There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I'm not a very good one to give advice; but just don't let the critics discourage you or push you off course."

Bush signed off by letting Clinton know that we are all on the same team.

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"You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success now is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you. Good luck, George."

There is no doubt that this message of unity is something our country can benefit from right now.