Bush thanks Texas student for welcome home signs

FT. WORTH, Texas _ Patrick Bibb thought it would be nice to thank former President George W. Bush for his service.

That’s why the Texas Christian University sophomore created and sold "Welcome home George and Laura" signs that residents have bought and put up in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, where the first couple will soon move.

He just never thought he’d get a thank you in return.

., even though some signs have been disappearing from yards.

"He said he was in town a while ago with his wife and they had seen the signs ... and he was happy there was a lot of support and that someone had taken the initiative to do something," said Bibb, 19, who stepped out of class to take the call. "I told him: 'No problem. I understand you’ve had some hard times, but I wanted to do this. It’s the least we could do."

After a short conversation, Bibb said, he told Bush that he didn’t want to be rude, but he had to get back to class.

"He said, 'That’s where you should be,' " Bibb said.

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