HOUSTON - Houstonians, Texans and Americans are reacting to the news of former first lady Barbara Bush’s declining health.
“I hope she gets well,” said Genaro Martinez. “She can’t leave us now. She needs to stay alive. We need people like her.”
People say part of Bush's popularity is her reliability and devotion to family.
“She was kind of everyone’s grandmother,” said Natalie Wood, who said Bush has always been a part of her life.
Many offered well-wishes for the entire Bush family.
“Definitely our condolences," said Cheryl Choate, of California, who was visiting Houston on Sunday. "We wish the family all the blessings that they’ve been able to provide for the country through their service."
Below is a collection of some of the tweets posted about Bush on Sunday:
Barbara Bush is a national treasure, a woman of strength, personality and passion for the country and the City of Houston. I will continue to pray for the former First Lady and her entire family. pic.twitter.com/mhNaJpYNhk — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 15, 2018
Barbara Bush is loved and admired across Texas and America, and we are all grateful for her unending contributions to our beloved state and nation. Our prayers are with her, President Bush, and the entire Bush family during this difficult time. — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 15, 2018
Prayers going up for a woman of great faith, great strength, and an unwavering love of country. Our country is better because of former First Lady Barbara Bush ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/pewdIu2hjr — Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) April 15, 2018
Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. More Details: https://t.co/8yVFpssxDl pic.twitter.com/5TAJfA8nB8 — Bush Foundation (@Bush41) April 15, 2018
Keeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers. I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her. — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 15, 2018
Tonette and I send our prayers to former First Lady Barbara Bush. She has been such an inspiration to the nation over the years and we are grateful for her positive impact on America! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/xZ6s4NKwHj — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) April 15, 2018
Thinking of this woman today..
No matter your politics.. all would agree that Barbara Bush never wavered in her love of family and America.https://t.co/KyukLDro0Q pic.twitter.com/NuAX1cRfzE — Lisa Cooney (@LisaCooneyWLWT) April 16, 2018
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