George H.W. Bush is getting one very fashionable farewell.
As the former president is laid to rest, Americans are taking to Twitter to share their colorful socks using the hashtag #socksforBush.
The 41st president's love for bold footwear was well known, and he had a pretty impressive collection of quirky socks. Bush's penchant for the accessory seemingly grew after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2007.
When he began to rely on wheelchairs and scooters for mobility reasons, the former president's ankles were always on display. Turning to bold socks was a way of thriving rather than simply coping with his condition, as his daughter Doro Bush Koch described in her book, “My Father, The President."
“Brandishing colorful socks is simply his way of making the best of his mobility situation and still finding the joy in life,” she wrote.
The Bush patriarch is being laid to rest today wearing one last pair of statement socks: a pair that honors his service as a Navy pilot in World War II.
In one last show of support for Bush, Twitter users broke out their most colorful socks possible. From patriotic styles to Christmas-themed pairs, there was no shortage of ideas.
Stuff We Love
This ode to Bush's Texas roots was certainly sweet.
Bush was part of an exclusive club: former presidents.
Stars and stripes
Many Americans showed their love for our flag with patriotic socks.
A true superhero
One Twitter user channeled Bush with these Superman socks.
The ultimate tribute
This American wore his love for the former president on his feet.
Love across generations
Patriotism comes in all shapes, sizes and ages.
Some people even posted photos of their co-worker's socks.
One American celebrated a movie from the era when Bush became president.
The social media tribute was just one of the ways Americans remembered the 41st president this week.