A moving cartoon honoring Barbara Bush depicts the former First Lady entering heaven with open arms as she reunites with her daughter Robin who died of leukemia when she was just three years old.
The drawing was shared on social media by Bush’s granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager.
‘Someone sent this to me – I don’t know the artist but I love her,’ Hager wrote on Facebook.
‘Miss you Gans,’ she added.
Jenna Bush Hager has shared a moving tribute cartoon to the late Barbara Bush that depicts the former First Lady reuniting with her daughter Robin who died when she was three
The former first lady passed away on Tuesday and will be buried near her daughter in Texas
The heart-melting cartoon was the artwork of Marshall Ramsey of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and was published in the Clarion Ledger newspaper.
It reveals the homecoming of Barbara to her daughter Robin who she lost when she was just three after losing her battle with cancer in 1953.
Barbara was 28 at the time of Robin’s death.
Ramsey responded to the praise of the cartoon.
‘Glad you like it – that means a lot to me. Your grandmother was like our grandmother,’ Ramsey said on Facebook.
‘My heart is going out to you and your whole family today. What a special lady she was and what an awesome legacy she left behind. God bless you,’ she wrote.
Ramsey also offered the Bush family the original artwork, which has been shared on Facebook over 43,000 times.
Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday and her funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Texas.
Robin was Barbara and George H. W. Bush’s ‘Christmas angel’ born on December 20, 1949.
‘Gampy (what the grandchildren call George H.W. Bush) and I were very young, it was a very big day for us, a beautiful little girl. She was quiet and gentle and had lovely little blond curls,’ Barbara said on Robin in an interview with her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager in 2012.
Robin (pictured) was two months shy of her fourth birthday when she died after her fight with leukemia. Barbara and George were there when she died
Barbara’s heart and agony: Barbara Bush with daughter Robin (together) at their Greenwich, Connecticut home. Robin would die at just three-years-old after her battle with leukemia
Barbara dotes on her daughter Robin at just three-and-a-half weeks old in January 1950
However the little girl raised alarm when she became continually tired.
‘She was listless, she didn’t want to do anything. She wanted to rest and and go out to watch cars go by,’ Barbara said.
A doctor then revealed the devastating news that the young child was stricken with cancer.
The family then went to New York’s Sloan Kettering Hospital to seek treatment for the disease that was had little research behind it.
Robin fought the leukemia there for seven months.
In her memoir, the former First Lady relived her the toddler’s final moments.
‘Eventually the medicine that was controlling the leukemia caused other terrible problems. We called George, and by the time he got there after flying all night, our baby was in a coma. Her death was very peaceful. One minute she was there, and the next she was gone,’ she said.
‘I truly felt her soul go out of that beautiful little body. For one last time I combed her hair, and we held our precious little girl. I never felt the presence of God more strongly than at that moment.’
It was October, Robin died with her parents in the room, just two months shy of her fourth birthday.
Robin’s death inspired Bush’s dedication to cancer research with the Leukemia Society of America.
She will be laid to rest near her daughter Robin at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, according to People.