After suffering a critical gun shot wound to the hip during a June Congressional baseball practice, Rep. Steve Scalise returned to Congress Thursday.

As disheartening as the events leading to his months-long absence were, his return was nothing short of inspirational.

A hero’s welcome:

Scalise thanks Capitol Hill PD who saved his life:

Speaker Ryan was more than a little happy to see Scalise back at work:

And amazingly humble words from someone who almost lost his life:

His full speech here:

Welcome back, Rep. Scalise.

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