Barack Obama reacts to David Ortiz shooting: 'Get well soon, Papi'

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday and suffered damage to multiple organs, but is expected to make a full recovery, according to the latest reports. 

As news of the shooting spread, an outpouring of support came from athletes across multiple sports. Former Red Sox teammates led the charge on social media and were joined by other baseball players, including Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen, as well as NBA star Karl Anthony-Towns and former Boston Celtics fan favorites Kendrick Perkins and Isaiah Thomas. 

Among those also offering their thoughts and well-wishes was former United States President Barack Obama, who welcomed Ortiz to the White House after Boston's 2013 World Series championship. 

That title came mere months after the events of the Boston Marathon bombing. Obama referenced the terrorist attack, and Ortiz's "spirit and resolve" in its wake, in his tweet to the former slugger on Monday morning. 

Ortiz received national attention after the bombing for his impassioned speech to Red Sox fans, during which he famously declared "this is our f---ing city, and nobody's going to dictate our freedom." 

The team rallied behind the "Boston Strong" slogan for the remainder of the season before defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in six games in the World Series. Ortiz was named the most valuable player of the series. 

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Boston Red Sox player David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitchers Junichi Tazawa, left, Koji Uehara, right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama, shakes hands with Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Outfielder Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with members of the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. From left are, Principal Owner John W. Henry, Executive Vice President / General Manager Ben Cherington, the president, Manager John Farrell, and designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz. Second row, from left are, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and pitchers Junichi Tazawa, and, Koji Uehara. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, laughs, after taking a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designate hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, second from left, takes a selfie with teammate Johnny Gomes, outside White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, following a ceremony where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, presents a a Boston Red Sox jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz greets President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where President Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 1: Red Sox owner John Henry, right, arrives for the ceremony with President Barack Obama, left. President Barack Obama hosted the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team at the White House today in a ceremony held on the South Lawn. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 1: President Barack Obama hosted the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team at the White House today in a ceremony held on the South Lawn. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 1: The Red Sox's David Ortiz, left, and Jonny Gomes, right, walk together in front of the White House as they head to meet with the media for their reactions to their visit. President Barack Obama hosted the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team to the White House today in a ceremony held on the South Lawn. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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