This photo of George W. Bush and Bono is friendship goals

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This photo of George W. Bush and Bono is friendship goals

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Larry Mullen Jr. and Bono of U2 perform onstage on The Joshua Tree Tour at NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Houston Texas.

U2 is currently in the midst of the Texas leg of their tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree,” but frontman Bono took some time off from leading stadiums in sing-alongs to chat with former president and Texas governor/current Texas resident George W. Bush.

The two met Friday at the Bush family ranch in Crawford to talk about “their shared commitment to saving lives in Africa,” according to Bush’s Instagram feed.


No big deal. Just chilling on a ranch in Texas, talking about saving the world. Not bad for a guy who said he once mistook Bono for Sonny Bono.

Bono and Bush have a history of philanthropic work together. Bono has been an avid supporter of Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and has enlisted Bush’s help on another AIDS relief charity, ONE.

That type of philanthropic work is not unusual for Bono; U2 is known for its sociopolitical statements, and their current tour focuses on unity, according to our Statesman music critic.

U2 performs in Dallas tonight.

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