According to Baker, Bush said the words to his eldest son, George W. Bush.
The 41st president of the United States died late Friday at his home in Houston, Texas.
Bush was remembered just feet away from what he called "Democracy's front porch", the west-facing steps of the Capitol where he was sworn in as president.
A U.S. president is believed to have said the easiest way to find a friend in Washington was to get a dog.
During their time in the White House, the presidential pets were Millie, a springer spaniel, and later one of Millie's puppies, named Ranger.
"But now I think we can see in retrospect that he was actually quite successful", Sabato added, particularly in foreign affairs, as he helped shape the Western response to the demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany.
Pence is speaking in the Capitol Rotunda as lawmakers, Supreme Court justices and former members of his administration pay their respects to the nation's 41st president.
Current president Donald Trump will attend the funeral with most of the remaining living presidents, despite having frost relations with all. The current president gave Bush, a decorated WWII naval aviator who flew several combat missions, a brief salute before the first couple left the Capitol. But you know, things have changed, particularly in the last couple years.
George W. Bush posted on Instagram that Sully will be reassigned.
"I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men", said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue on Sunday while showing friends from California around. "Bush 43" and Laura, the former first lady, climbed the plane's stairs and gave a somber wave, followed by the rest of of the extended family.
"Here lies a great man", said Rep. Paul Ryan, the House speaker, and "a gentle soul". His casket will be transported by motorcade Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held at 11 a.m. EST.
Westfield Auto Facility is closed to the public, UP officials said.
There will also be a ceremony on arrival of the former president's remains at Joint Base Andrews at 3:30 p.m.