Former US president George H.W. Bush.
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DUBAI – Former US president George H.W. Bush had sponsored a 7-year-old Filipino boy for 10 years, a non-profit organization has revealed.
According to a CNN report, Bush sponsored the boy’s education, extracurricular activities and some of his meals for years.
The non-profit organization Compassion International said Bush wrote to Timothy, the boy’s pseudonym, as soon as he started sponsoring the boy.
“Dear Timothy, I want to be your new pen pal. I am an old man, 77 years old, but I love kids; and though we have not met I love you already. I live in Texas – I will write you from time to time – Good Luck. G. Walker”, Bush wrote in a January 24, 2002 letter. Jim McGrath, a spokesperson for the Office of Geroge H.W. Bush, confirmed the letter’s authenticity.
Bush died on November 30 at the age of 94. He was the 41st US president.
Timothy did not find out who his sponsor was until he graduated from the program at 17. Timothy reportedly told Bush’s aide that the revelation was “life-changing”. GAD/Expat Media
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