Hint: It was a very presidential tuck-in at bedtime.

By Michelle Darrisaw

He was once the leader of the free world occupying the highest office in the land, but George W. Bush still takes the time to tuck his two granddaughters in at night.

Earlier this week, the former president stopped by Jenna Bush Hager's New York home to read his granddaughters, 4-year-old Mila and her sister, Poppy, 2, a bedtime story. Hager shared the touching moment in an Instagram Stories post of her 71-year-old father spending quality time with the little ones and making sure they were both "snug as a bug in a rug."

The Today show correspondent captioned the heartwarming image of her daughters—in matching doughnut pajamas—sitting on their grandpa's lap as, "Bed time visitor," with a heart drawn around them.

George W. Bush with Granddaughters Mila and Poppy
Credit: @jennabhager

Hager also captured another tender moment between Bush and his granddaughter, Mila, as he lead her in a dance and engaged in some pre-bedtime fun. The caption posted with the black and white photo read: "Book and a dance."

Bush, who resides in Dallas with his wife Laura, was in town in New Jersey to attend the 2017 Presidents Cup on Thursday, September 28, where he watched a few rounds of golf alongside fellow former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

But not before ensuring his grandkids got a good night's sleep on Wednesday evening. The heartfelt moment brings us back to how Hager and her sister, Barbara Bush, also spent their nights with their father when they were younger.

"Some of my favorite summer vacations were weekend getaways at our lake house in Athens, Texas," Hager said during an interview with Southern Living for the twins' March 2016 cover story. "We stayed in a two-bedroom cabin that didn't have TV. We read, played outside, and took nighttime walks with Dad. That was the best."