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End of Buttigieg's Presidential Run Inspires Raw Emotion on Twitter

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The Buttigiegs, both Pete and Chasten, receive much love on a platform not known for kindness.

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Even with Pete Buttigieg's route to the Democratic presidential nomination uncertain after his poor showing in the South Carolina primary, many were surprised -- and some devastated -- that he ended his campaign on Sunday.

#ThankYouPete trended on Twitter, with many using the hashtag to show appreciation for the candidate's shattering of a political glass ceiling. History-making politicians like gay Colorado governor Jared Polis and lesbian senator Tammy Baldwin gave credit to Buttigieg, who became the first out person to win delegates in a presidential campaign. Other influential figures in the political sphere, like Stacey Abrams and Jill Biden, also thanked Buttigieg for his achievements.

Many, including famous Buttigieg surrogates like Sharon Stone and Mandy Moore, also expressed appreciation at Chasten Buttigieg, the candidate's husband. As a testament to Chasten Buttigieg's popularity, "Chasten" also became a trending topic on Twitter.

Read some of the laudatory tweets below.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.