Just like the rest of the world, celebrities watched in disbelief as reports came in from the terrorist attacks in Paris. As the death toll climbed to more than 140 and the city locked itself down, many took to social media to share their grief and seek communal comfort.
“Paris, my heart breaks,” tweets comedian Jim Gaffigan.
“Thinking of everyone in Paris,” echoes Harry Styles of One Direction.
“Call your Mom and Dad,” writes director Kevin Smith. “Hug your loved ones. #PeaceForParis.”
“I can’t even begin to express what I feel… All my thoughts and love goes to Paris on this very sad night,” tweets Molly Ringwald.
Hearing about the Eagles of Death Metal concert at Bataclan, Juliette Lewis writes: “Heart is heavy — praying for Paris concert goers and hostages from EODM concert. Can only pray.”
“Californication” actress Eva Amurri Martino posted a painting of the Eiffel Tower and writes: “I am Paris. My heart aches for everyone effected by this terrible tragedy.”
Actress Danica McKellar was among those who quickly tweeted out links to help Paris attack victims, while “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba got bilingual in her support.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Paris right now,” writes Peter Facinelli.
“Don’t [let] this horrific act allow you to be drawn into the loss of your humanity or tolerance,” writes Mark Ruffalo. “That is the intended outcome.”
“Amen,” replies Elijah Wood.