Since Friday, the nation has been mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, was 94-years-old at the time of his passing.
Both he and his wife Barbara, who passed away last April, have been well respected as an integral part of politics. People from all political sides hold them in high regards.
While the late former president will be remembered for his impressive legacy and accomplishments, there is one thing fans are still reflecting on: his hatred for broccoli.
The 41st president had formerly shared with The New York Times about his great disdain for broccoli. His comments about the green veggie have stuck with many across the globe.
"I do not like broccoli," he said in 1990. "And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli!"
In 2016, a five-year-old boy named Cooper wrote a letter to Bush trying to convince him of the benefits of broccoli and how he wished the former president would like it too.
"My grama [sic] told me that you do not like broccoli and never want it served," Cooper's letter read. "I just want you to know that I love broccoli. Mr. President, broccoli is really good for you. I wish you liked broccoli like I do."
While Bush responded to the letter in a very kind way, he maintained his stance on the food. "Proud of young Cooper's interest in healthy eating. His declared love of broccoli is genuine, if also unpersuasive," Bush responded.
Since his passing, people across party lines have shared their tributes and even wished that he may never have to eat broccoli in Heaven.
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