George W. Bush delivers touching eulogy for his father George H.W. Bush

Former president George W. Bush delivered a heartwarming eulogy at the funeral service for his father as the nation bid farewell to former president George H.W. Bush.

At the elder Bush's funeral on Wednesday, George W. Bush said his father's "last words on earth were 'I love you, too."'

George W. Bush extolled his father, not only for his service as president but also as a role model as a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

“Through our tears let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you. A great and noble man. The best father a son or daughter could have,” George W. Bush said as he choked up before regaining his composure. “And in our grief, let us smile knowing he’s hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.” 

George W. Bush patted his father's flag-draped coffin twice as he went back to his seat at the Washington National Cathedral. Former first lady Laura Bush wiped her eyes with a tissue as her husband sat next to her.

In the video player above, watch George W. Bush's full eulogy to his father.

Here are the full remarks by former President George W. Bush at the state funeral service for his father, former President George H. W Bush, as provided by the George W. Bush's office:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.