George H. W. and Barbara Bush Will Do Coin Toss at Super Bowl

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Presidential Flip. Photo: Eric Christian Smith/AP

Former president George H. W. Bush, 92 years young, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, will do the official coin toss at this weekend’s Super Bowl in Houston.

The 41st president is making this special appearance less than a week after leaving the hospital, where he was recovering from a bout of pneumonia for more than two weeks. (Barbara was also recently hospitalized for five days, suffering from bronchitis.) Missing the Super Bowl was not an option for these nonagenarians; Barbara reportedly said to a doctor at Houston Methodist Hospital last week, “You need to get us out of here and tuned up. We need to host that Super Bowl.”

So yes, they’re ready:

George Bush Sr. Will Do Super Bowl Coin Toss