Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has returned to Capitol Hill after suffering a massive stroke last January.
Will never forget seeing my capitol hill family from the cap steps today. #Amazing, so grateful.
— Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) January 3, 2013
His colleagues greeted him warmly:
Senators cheer colleague and stroke victim Mark Kirk as he reaches top of capitol steps on his return to work a year after a major stroke.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 3, 2013
Very moving: Senator Kirk returning to the House after his stroke cheered on by all of his colleagues lining the capitol steps. #senatorkirk
— Beverly A. Sykes (@BeverlyASykes) January 3, 2013
— Andrew Powaleny (@AndrewPowaleny) January 3, 2013
I enjoyed seeing @SenatorKirk return to the capitol today. He has been missed, and I am grateful for his miraculous recovery.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 3, 2013
And others wished him well:
Congratulations to @SenatorKirk on his return to the Senate. An inspiration to us all!
— NorthwesternMedicine (@NorthwesternMed) January 3, 2013
Welcome back to work, @SenatorKirk. You’re an inspiration. Keep it up!
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) January 3, 2013
Congrats to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on his return to work as his journey to recover from a stroke continues.
— David Shestokas (@shestokas) January 3, 2013
@SenatorKirk way to go!! You are an inspiration.
— Mary (@mfciezczak) January 3, 2013
@SenatorKirk I was so moved by your progress and journey! Thank you for your service to Illinois.
— Cathie Cushing Duff (@ccduff) January 3, 2013
— Lee Wunsch (@lrwunsch) January 3, 2013
— RepCharlieDent (@RepCharlieDent) January 3, 2013
Welcome back, Sen. Mark Kirk. Taped interview w/ him after he scaled Capitol steps this morn. Can hear his poignant observations Fri. 5-9am.
— Dan Proft (@DanProft) January 3, 2013
— Governor Pat Quinn (@GovernorQuinn) January 3, 2013
God bless Mark Kirk. What an astounding recovery.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 3, 2013
Indeed. Best wishes to you, Sen. Kirk, in your continued recovery.