However, as he entered his twilight years, his health took a nosedive. | 22 Words

George H.W. Bush's loyal service dog, Sully, was honored with a statue at a New York veterans service yesterday, and the photos from the ceremony may just be the most heartwarming things you'll ever see.

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George H.W. Bush was the forty-first president of the United States.

With him serving one term as POTUS between 1989-1993, the White House describes him as a president "dedicated to using traditional American values to make the country kinder and gentler in the face of a changing world."

It's no secret that, upon his presidential victory, Bush faced one hell of a challenge.

The Cold War had ended after forty bitter years, the Communist empire had broken up, and the Berlin Wall had fallen. America was changing, and Bush was the man to steer the ship.

However, despite unprecedented popularity from his military and diplomatic successes...

He was unable to secure a second term and lost his role as president to Democratic candidate, Bill Clinton, in 1992.

Following his time as president, Bush settled back into private life with his wife, Barbara, in Houston Texas.

The pair reclaimed their lives as active citizens in their community, and would often volunteer at their church, as well as sit in on various boards, including one for a local hospital.

However, as he entered his twilight years, his health took a nosedive.

Bush was diagnosed with vascular parkinsonism, a form of Parkinson's disease that forced him to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair.

And this is where Sully comes in.

Many Parkinson's sufferers require the aid of a service dog to help them with their day-to-day tasks, and Bush fared no differently. He announced the news of his new service dog on Twitter in June 2018, writing: "A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, "Sully," a beautiful -- and beautifully trained -- lab from @AmericasVetDogs. Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans."

Bush had received Sully, a golden labrador, from America's VetDogs...

A nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to veterans in need.

Sully served Bush for 5 months before his death in November 2018...

And this photo of the dog laying forlornly by the casket of his previous owner was quick to go viral.

Ever since Bush's death, however, Sully has continued to valiantly serve our country's veterans.

Now, he comforts servicemen and women at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where lines of veterans await Sully every day.

Sully is tremendously good at what he does.

His trainer, Valerie Cramer, says the dog’s special bond with disabled veterans won’t be ever be broken. “The beauty of Sully is that he crosses all barriers," she told CBS2. “Maybe he misses the job that he did before, but he is very happy to do what he’s doing now because he touches so many lives."

As you can see, Sully isn't your average dog...

So it was only right that his hard work was honored in a Veterans Day ceremony.

At it's Long Island site, America's VetDogs unveiled a bronze statue dedicated to Sully and his hard work.

"Dogs are man’s best friend and, ultimately, Sully fulfilled that role for one of the most prominent people in the country and really worked to shine a light on the services that are available for everybody," America’s VetDogs CEO, John Miller said as per WMC5.

And, when the photos of Sully posing next to his new statue were posted...

People couldn't help but send their words of love and congratulations.

Here he is, with his brand new statue.

Congratulations, Sully! For more on incredible service dogs, keep scrolling...