Former Presidents Join Twitter In Sending Love To Jimmy Carter After He Was Hospitalized For Dehydration

Carter was working with Habitat for Humanity at the time.

Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized for dehydration on Thursday while in Winnipeg, Canada, working with Habitat for Humanity.

Both the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity's CEO Jonathan Reckford released statements about the incident. "President Carter was dehydrated working in the hot sun in Winnipeg during the Carter Work Project," the statement from Reckford reads. "President Carter told us he is okay and is being taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building."


The Carter Center added that "as a precaution," Carter, 92, was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital "for rehydration," and that his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, was with him.

The Carters were working with Habitat for Humanity on a project to build 150 homes in Canada for the country's 150th anniversary. According to the organization's announcement of the project, the former president and his wife have helped to "build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes" in 14 countries since 1984.

Fellow former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton sent their support to Carter, wishing him a speedy recovery. "He was working hard helping others," Clinton wrote on Twitter.

Others on Twitter joined Clinton in praising the former president for his continued humanitarian work, especially considering not only his age but also his recent battle with cancer. The former president announced that his cancer was gone in December 2015.

Twitter users applauded Carter for representing "what a president is supposed to be," with many sharing their prayers for his recovery.

Check out some of our favorite tweets below:

(H/T: NPR)


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