Former President Jimmy Carter, the oldest living president, received an outpouring of well-wishes via Facebook and Twitter Monday after news broke that he had been injured.
The fall occurred Monday morning as Carter was headed out to a hunting trip, according to Deanna Congileo, the Carters’ press secretary. The 94 year old broke his hip as a result, but was recovering from surgery to repair it as of Monday afternoon. His wife Rosalynn was by his side during the surgery, which was facilitated at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus.
National and Georgia dignitaries, those affiliated with Carter’s pet charity Habitat for Humanity and several others shared sent the 39th U.S. president good vibes across social media Monday.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was one of the first to send out a tweet, telling his followers he’d be “praying” for Carter and praising his “positive spirit.”
President Donald Trump also chimed in to send well-wishes.
Carolyn Bourdeaux, candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District,, wished the former president a speedy recovery, and even encouraging Carter to return to his avid turkey hunting. Even after the fall and hip surgery, Carter reportedly was more disappointed about missing the last week of turkey hunting than his actual injury.
Many lauded Carter’s resilience and praised his ability to bounce back after surgery, with one Twitter user calling him a “class act.”
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