07/25/2011 03:06 EDT | Updated 09/24/2011 05:12 EDT

Jack Layton Cancer: Twitter Reacts To NDP Leader's Announcement


At a press conference today, Jack Layton announced that he has been diagnosed with another form of cancer and is taking a leave of absence as the leader of the NDP. Following the surprise announcement, Twitter erupted with well-wishes for the 61-year-old politician. Layton's name even became a trending topic.

A collection of the reaction below: