As the lights of the Eiffel Tower went dark to mourn the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris Friday, messages of love and sympathy poured in from around the world, including reactions from celebrities to the Paris attacks. 153 people died in Paris Friday night in coordinated assaults on six targets, including shootings and suicide bombings. The sites of the attacks included the Stade de France stadium, a restaurant, and a nightclub.
In the aftermath of extremist violence, a wide cross-spectrum of people, from private individuals to the U.S. presidential candidates, responded to the attacks via Twitter, expressing their dismay and solidarity with the victims. Some used the hashtag #prayforparis, others kept it even simpler with a couple of emojis.
Words from celebrities may seem like a small offering in the face of a tragedy of this magnitude, but when events of this magnitude shake the world, it's comforting to hear that people in positions of influence and relative power are paying attention. It's a small gesture requiring very little effort, but it shows the people of France and especially the victims of Friday's attacks that their suffering hasn't gone overlooked. Here's what celebrities tweeted following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks: