Social media sends serious love to Jimmy Carter after he’s hospitalized in Canada

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Social media sends serious love to Jimmy Carter after he’s hospitalized in Canada

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter helping to build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday before he was treated for dehydration. 

News that Jimmy Carter had become dehydrated on a Habitat for Humanity site in Canada on Thursday morning didn’t go unnoticed, especially on social media. While the 92-year-old former president was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg “as a precaution,” the Carter Center said in a statement, #JimmyCarter was trending on Twitter where the expressions of admiration, concern and affection started pouring in.

Some of the well wishes came from fellow volunteers during this week’s 34th Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project that is building 150 houses across Canada. And they seemed to take to heart the message Carter had sent for them to “stay hydrated and keep building”:

Indeed, one faraway Tweeter in San Diego lauded Carter for turning his latest medical issue into another “teachable moment” along the lines of his forthright discussion of his cancer diagnosis two years ago:

The outpouring was international . . . From South Africa:

And from Ireland . . .

Many people took special note of Carter’s special brand of humanity even at the age of 92. Like this:

And this:

And especially this:

Indeed, for many people, 92 is hardly enough:

Nor, apparently, is one presidency enough:

Finally, this one tweet said it best for everyone:

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