We just came across this beautiful document, a note George H.W. Bush left in the Oval Office for Bill Clinton—after Clinton bested him in the 1992 presidential election, preventing him from serving a second term.

It’s incredibly graceful, heartfelt and supportive of a man who had been a bitter rival just a few months before.

Here’s hoping whoever loses on November 8th has even a fraction of this kind of class, because when it’s over, it’s over, and it’s time to unite and move forward…


Thanks to New York magazine’s Andrew Sullivan for sharing this Tweet by NPR’s Tom Ashbrook.