In a rare and warm appearance, former President George H.W. Bush returned to the White House on Monday. The 89-year-old was there to hand out the 5,000th award from his "Points of Light" Foundation, but the celebration also recognized the 41st president’s legacy of charity and altruism.  

President Barack Obama welcomes former President George H.W. Bush to the White House for a Point of Light ceremony, Bush's nonprofit organization that recognizes volunteer work.

In brief remarks, Bush, who suffered from a protracted hospital stay late last year and was confined to a wheelchair, thanked President Barack Obama for his hospitality: "It's like coming home for Barbara and me."