UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Former President George W. Bush visited a football practice at Southern Methodist University on Aug. 29 to offer words of comfort to players from the Houston area, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Wearing a SMU hat, the 43rd president offered support to the Houston natives on the team and assured them that there would be “a lot of people that are going to help” those affected by the storm.
He added, “If you’re from that area, you’ll be amazed at the people who come down there to help.”
Bush noted, “The days are dark now but they’re going to get better.”
Bush, a native Texan, was governor of the state before he ran for president. His presidential library is located on the campus of SMU.
Twelve years ago, Bush oversaw the response to and recovery from Hurricane Katrina.