It’s no surprise that Carson has seen his following online spike in the past week, with Facebook followers up 12 percent, Twitter followers up 10 percent and Instagram followers up 37 percent.
To give you a sense of what Carson supporters responded to, here’s a look at the posts themselves.
A pre-debate post received more than 300,000 likes, making it the biggest Facebook post of any GOP candidate Thursday night:
A post from after the debate, meanwhile, garnered more than 250,000 likes, making the field’s second-biggest Facebook post of the night:
By comparison, the third most-popular Facebook post was from Donald Trump before the debate: