George H.W. Bush Gets HUGE Ovation For Super Bowl Coin Toss

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During his ill-fated run for the presidency, Jeb Bush referred to his father, former President George H.W. Bush, as the greatest man alive.

The 2016 election obviously didn't turn out the way his family hoped, but judging by the reaction his old man got at Super Bowl LI?

Jeb! hit the nail on the head with that statement.

President Bush Coin Toss

George Bush served one term as president from 1989-1993 before being replaced by Bill Clinton, who defeated him in his bid for reelection.

The father of Clinton's successor, George W., the elder Bush has become an even more respected statesman in the two decades since.

He and former First Lady Barbara Bush received a massive ovation as they oversaw the coin toss at the big game on Sunday night.

It marked the first public event since the couple - based in Houston, the host of the Super Bowl - was hospitalized within days of each other. 

George went home from the hospital last week after being treated for pneumonia. He had been at Houston Methodist Hospital since January 15.

After experiencing shortness of breath, he was later admitted to the ICU to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.

Bush’s wife was admitted to the same hospital on January 18 as a “precaution." Her doctors later said she was suffering from bronchitis.

The hospitalizations forced the duo to miss President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, though they wished him the very best.

Last night, the entire nation saluted the very best.

Bush Coin Toss

The 41st President of the United States was taken to midfield for the coin toss in a wheelchair while his wife rode alongside in a golf cart. 

Bush is 92. Barbara, 91, married him 71 (!) years ago.

The Bushes were greeted with a well-deserved ovation so loud, the game's referee struggled to be heard during the opening ceremony.

The winner of the coin toss? America. And Atlanta, who went on to lose another coin toss, and the game in overtime, three hours later.

Watch George H.W. Bush do the honors below!

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