The Twitterverse reacted emotionally Tuesday night to President
Obama's introduction of a soldier in the audience who was severely
injured in Afghanistan.
As the president and Army Sgt. 1st Class
Cory Remsburg exchanged a thumbs-up sign and the audience gave him a
standing ovation, Twitter users who up to that point were making fun of
facial expressions and what people were wearing suddenly turned serious
and tweeted praise for the soldier left blind in one eye and disabled.
Remsburg suffered shrapnel in his brain on Oct. 1, 2009, from a roadside
bomb in Afghanistan.
Tweeted Mabinty Koroma, @mabinty, "Cory's
story made me tear up, so inspiring!" Tweeted Ms. P, @prm1081, "America
salutes you Cory! Thank you for your sacrifice!" Tweeted Simi Akintorin,
"EVERYONE in the room stood up for Corey (sp) Remsburg. His ovation
hasn't ended as I type! #respect"