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Family Attends Departure Ceremony in Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--  The Torres family was invited to Washington D.C. for President George Bush's departure ceremony.  It took place at Andrew's Air Force Base.  The family says roughly 2,000 people were on hand. 

He and his family showed up early and were in the front of the room.  We asked Albert Torres to describe President Bush's body language, now that he's no longer in office.

Torres says he seemed almost happy and sad at the same time.  The former president went around shaking hands, but when he got to Torres, he did something the family never thought would happen.

"For some reason, he hugged us," says Torres.  "We got a hug from the president and all I could say was 'thank you.'

He kept saying how thrilled he was his entire family was invited to the event, they got to hug the president, too.  He says the entire ceremony was like a scene from a movie, at an airforce base, with the now former president in front of the now former airforce one.