George H.W. Bush is making headlines today for his hair — he got rid of it.
The former president, 89, recently shaved his head to show his support for Patrick, the two-year-old son of a member of his Bush's Secret Service who has leukaemia.
Bush's spokesperson, Jim McGrath, tweeted the photo of the former president's new 'do yesterday.
41 shaved his head this week to show his solidarity w Patrick, the 2 year-old son of a member of his security detail. pic.twitter.com/XimZcTwEyi
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) July 24, 2013
Bush said "it was very easy for him to do," McGrath told CBSNews.com.
Bush's daughter, Robin, died of the same disease in 1953, when she was just 4 years old.
And he wasn't the only one to lose his hair in solidarity with the sick toddler undergoing chemotherapy. Members of the Bush Protective Division are also bald, and are organizing a 50-mile motorcycle ride through Maine to help pay for Patrick's medical bills.
They also launched the website Patrick's Pals to help financially support the young cancer fighter.
Patrick's prognosis is "good," McGrath said yesterday.