George W. comforting a girl who lost her mom in the World Trade Center on 9-11. || I think for a lot of people personally touched by 9/11, there was a sense that President Bush really understood their pain & to a certain degree experienced it along with them. He also comforted people with his quiet resolve in confronting the enemies of America who perpetrated the attacks.
On September 14, 2001, in New York United States, President George Bush comforts New York City Fire Dept Lt Lenard Phelan of Battalion 46, whose brother, Lt Kenneth Phelan of Battalion 32, is among the 300 members of the FDNY still unaccounted for from the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. (Photo by 8393/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)