Obama Gives Shout-Out To Hawks On Twitter

President Barack Obama made sure to congratulate his hometown Blackhawks team after their stunning Stanley Cup victory.

"Congrats, @NHLBlackhawks," Obama tweeted Tuesday morning. "Thanks for bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago."

It's the second time during Obama's presidency the team brought home a win. Obama honored the team at the White House for their 2010 championship, beaming with Chicago pride and using the opportunity to poke fun at the team.

"Waiting builds character," he said at the time about the Blackhawks' decades long drought between championships. "We have a lot of character. But even by Chicago standards, 49 years, that's a pretty long time."

The wait time was significantly less this time around as Monday night's win marked the team's second championship win in four seasons.

Obama wasn't the only one to offer his congratulations. Hundreds of fans gathered for hours outside Harry Caray's in Rosemont Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of the team and the Stanley Cup. Crowds followed the Cup and the team to other locations throughout the city.

Mayor Rahme Emanuel sent his congratulations as well:

"Our congratulations go out to Rocky Wirtz, Coach Joel Quenneville, the incredible Blackhawks players, and the whole Blackhawks family for their dedication and determination to make Chicago a championship city once again. The City of Big Shoulders stood shoulder to shoulder with the Blackhawks all season and we are all looking forward to welcoming them home as champions."

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