The mayor of Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, delivered a moving tribute to the burnt Notre Dame cathedral in French – and the internet has lost his mind about his practically perfect delivery.
Buttigieg, who announced his offer from the White House in 2020 on Sunday, shared his sympathy with the people in Paris in French on Monday, after the historic cathedral had suffered extreme damage in a huge fire.
And his message has maddened his fans, causing some to retire and others demanding that he be elected the next president.
& # 39; For the people of France I would like to say that the Notre Dame Cathedral was a gift for the human kind. We share the pain, but we also thank you for this gift to civilization, & said the 37-year-old Democrat to a reporter for the French station BFM TV.
Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 37, paid tribute to Notre Dame on Monday evening after the historic cathedral was burned in a devastating fire
Give him the job! Video of his message went viral as social media users outlined his fluent French and greeted him as the next president
Fans were amazed to see the South Bend Mayor speak French in his Notre Dame tribute
His tribute made some social media users swoon, write: & # 39; I'm pretty busy on # PeteButtigieg2020 now & # 39;
This Twitter user was so impressed that she said: & # 39; Maybe I should change my choice for 2020 & # 39;
What can he not do? Twitter users applauded Buttigieg for his sympathetic message and his impressive use of French
The mayor of South Bend spoke confidently in French and video of his message immediately went viral with the collection of 19,000 retweets and 97,000 likes.
& # 39; Pete, America needs you, the world needs you – Ladies gentlemen, this is what a president sounds like & # 39 ;, wrote a fan.
& # 39; Why is there even an election for the sake of goodness. Just give him the damn job and I'm Canadian! & # 39; an enthusiastic Twitter user who posted on Monday.
& # 39; He had me when I realized he was using full sentences, & # 39; another added.
& # 39; I am impressed. We can fall in love with this guy. Macron-like or Trudeau-like. Young, fresh, articulated and focused, he has a better idea of what people want and need now and he is talented. Which means he is passionate. Maybe I should change my choice for 2020, & a Twitter user said.
& # 39; And he also speaks French! What can @PeteButtigieg not do?!?! & # 39; another one added.
Twitter users compared Buttigieg & # 39; s reaction to the tragedy with President Donald Trump's reaction after proposing that France use tankers to dump water on the fragile cathedral, officials said the building collapsed
Many were quick to compare Buttigieg & # 39; s response to the tragedy with President Donald Trump's response.
& # 39; Today I saw a video clip of @PeteButtigieg playing classical piano. Another where he speaks in Spanish. And this, where he tells the Parisians, he shares their pain – in French. Imagine having a president whose intellect is more than that of a root vegetable … for a change, & journalist Ana Navarro-Cardenas tweeted Monday night.
& # 39; Something tells me this wasn't French for & # 39; flying water tankers & # 39 ;, another one added.
Trump called for flying tankers to dump water on the burning structure on Monday night, but French officials said the 856-year-old cathedral could collapse under such weight and pressure.
& # 39; Wow, this is very different from our current president. My head may explode, & a Twitter user added.
The mayor of South Bend announced on Sunday that he will be president in the 2020 elections
Buttigieg described the Notre Dame cathedral as a & # 39; gift of civilization for all humanity & # 39;
& # 39; I still remember the beauty of an Eastern Mass that I attended twenty years ago at Notre Dame Cathedral. Awful to see such & # 39; n destruction in one of & # 39; the world's most wonderful places, & # 39; he added
Many could not interpret his message but fell in love with Buttigieg because of his French speaking skills
Some Twitter users noted that French is not the only language, Buttigieg, a skilled poly-linguist, speaks. In addition to English and French, he is also proficient in Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic and Dari.
Some users of social media are more impressed by his French than by his politics.
& # 39; I was pretty crushed on # PeteButtigieg2020, & # 39; wrote a Twitter user.
Buttigieg honored his reward in a series of tweets.
& # 39; The Cathedral of Notre Dame has been a gift of civilization for all of humanity, and we are one spirit with the French tonight &, "Buttigieg tweeted Monday night.
& # 39; I still remember the beauty of an Eastern Mass that I attended twenty years ago at Notre Dame Cathedral. Awful to see such & # 39; n destruction in one of & # 39; the world's most wonderful places, & # 39; he added.