Rev. Billy Graham's reach was far and wide when it came to the people he knew. Some of his closest friends and confidants were Presidents, high-profile public figures and yes, even Queen Elizabeth II.
Two former presidents are heading to Charlotte to pay respects to their late friend while he is lying in repose on Monday and Tuesday.
George W. Bush and Laura Bush visit on Monday. Bill Clinton will visit on Tuesday. Due to scheduling conflicts, neither can attend the funeral on March 2.
During Bush's visit, he and Franklin Graham went to pay respects together. Franklin posted a slew of photos of their family with the Bush's, saying their friendship goes back decades.
Today we look forward to seeing President George W. Bush and his wife @LauraWBush as they come to the @theBGLibrary in Charlotte to pay their respects. The Bush family’s relationship with my parents goes back decades—as you can tell from these photographs. pic.twitter.com/Unc98OORZW— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 26, 2018
After paying respects, George W. Bush addressed visitors and media to talk about Rev. Graham.
LIVE: Former Pres. George W. Bush speaks after attending viewing for the late Billy Graham. https://t.co/UriZPqSGaz— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 26, 2018