George W. Bush adds adorable new member to the family

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One of America’s favorite families just got a little bit bigger.

To presumably celebrate the end of the election year, Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush adopted a new puppy last Tuesday.

“Laura W. Bush and I are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, Freddy Bush,” Bush said in a Facebook post on Monday. “We visited the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center last Tuesday to thank them for their great work – and came home with a puppy. We already love him, and even our cats Bob and Bernadette are finding Freddy’s charm futile to resist.”

This is not the first dog to join the pet-loving former president’s family. Two Scottish Terriers were known to roam the White House grounds during his eight years in office.

Before ending, Bush encouraged others to step up and consider rescuing an animal.

“If you could use a little extra joy in your life, consider adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue group,” he said.

The post has more than 270,000 likes, 20,000 shares and 9,000 comments.