Thursday, May 06, 2004

Bush Pauses to Comfort Teen who Lost Mother on 9/11

Bush pauses to comfort teen:

"'This girl lost her mom in the World Trade Center on 9-11.'

Bush stopped and turned back.

'He changed from being the leader of the free world to being a father, a husband and a man,' Faulkner said. 'He looked right at her and said, 'How are you doing?' He reached out with his hand and pulled her into his chest.'

Faulkner snapped one frame with his camera.

'I could hear her say, 'I'm OK,' ' he said. 'That's more emotion than she has shown in 21/2 years. Then he said, 'I can see you have a father who loves you very much.' '

'And I said, 'I do, Mr. President, but I miss her mother every day.' It was a special moment.' "