The way to former President George H.W. Bush’s heart may be through socks.
Bush’s presidential successor Bill Clinton gifted the retired 92-year-old world leader with a colorful array of footwear during a visit Sunday in Houston.
“We caught up about kids, grandkids, old times and new times. And socks,” Clinton tweeted, sharing a picture of the surprise gift as Bush sat in a wheelchair.
He handed Bush green socks with pooches, sky blue socks with bumblebees and a mysterious brown pair of socks hidden underneath the sock stack.
Bush has made waves in foot fashion in recent years, often sporting creative designs — including Superman-themed socks — while using his motorized scooter. He has a form of Parkinson’s disease.
“41 has been known for wearing colorful socks for years, but it has been most noticed really ever since he has been depending on wheelchairs for mobility — exposing his ankles,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a email to the Daily News.
Clinton expressed sock envy during a 2013 tweet. In a photo, the 42nd president pointed at Bush’s cactus socks during their annual lunch.
In January, Bush was hospitalized for two weeks in Texas for pneumonia. His wife, Barbara, also sought medical treatment.