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President Monson shakes hands with twelve-year-old Brandon Koch from troop 409, after rededicating the Boy Scout Service Center in Ogden on Tuesday June 2, 2003.

SALT LAKE CITY β€” As news of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson's death broke late Tuesday night, social media was flooded with tender tributes and thoughtful words from people expressing gratitude for his leadership, example and faithful lifelong service.

Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie expressed his love for President Monson in this tweet.

When Jimmer Fredette replied that he couldn't "say it any better," Guthrie added this thought.

Washington Nationals' slugger Bryce Harper described the influence President Monson has had on his life in an Instagram post.

Former Utah Jazz player Thurl Bailey offered these thoughts.

Like many others, media personality Glenn Beck expressed joy in President Monson being reunited with his wife Frances.

The Sistas in Zion echoed the sentiment with this image.

Oh what a sweet reunion must be happening at the veil right now as President Monson and his dear Frances meet again! β€œChoose your love, love your choice.” β€” Thomas S Monson (1927 - 2018)

Posted by Sistas in Zion onΒ Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Donny and Marie Osmond each shared heartfelt tributes on Twitter.

BYU-Pathway President Clark Gilbert tweeted themes recalled from recent talks by President Monson.

Author Jason F. Wright said President Monson is a "hero to millions."

Fashion blogger Corrine Stokoe shared a very personal testimony of the prophet.

David Archuleta shared his testimony on Instagram after paying tribute to the prophet at a fireside in France.

"I bear my personal witness and testimony to you that God lives, that He hears the prayers of humble hearts. His Son, our Savior and Redeemer, speaks to each of us: 'Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.' May we believe these words and take advantage of this promise." - Thomas S. Monson 1927-2018. Tonight in Versailles, France I was invited to speak alongside Bishop Gerald Causs at a church fireside (a spiritual meeting with music and messages.) it was a special occasion including some Christmas spirit and songs (Christmas lights still light Paris streets until January 6th. 😊) With the passing of the president of the Mormon Church, Thomas S. Monson just last night we had the privilege to pay tribute to him with the French church members in the fireside. Beforehand I got to share the morning with the missionaries in the Paris mission, and then tour the LDS Paris Temple and see the beautiful Christus statue in the garden that is modeled after the original Christus in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today was a great way to open the new year, although it was bittersweet to give a farewell to President Monson. I have made it a personal commitment to visit and serve those who may be lonely and forgotten after his example. Hearing many of His talks and reading his biography where he dedicated himself as a young man to consistently visit over 80 widows. He spoke at every single one of their funerals when they passed away. That always amazed me! Today I remember him and his impact he had to motivate me and millions of others to be a better Christian, and a better person. God be with you 'till we meet again. And Merci to all those who came tonight in Versailles! It was a wonderful night. #thomassmonson #paris #versailles

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While most tweets and Facebook posts offered simple "we will miss you" or "rest in peace" messages, others shared memories and favorite quotes.

One man remembered shaking President Monson's hand at a Scouting event.