This Week's Twitter Roundup starts on a somber note.
Americans experienced a terrible tragedy on monday, April 15th, with the bombing of the Boston Marathon. With three dead, hundreds injured and literally thousands left de-spirited, scared, shaken and vulnerable, Americans more than ever feel the intense need to find common ground, and bond together.
We often view our celebrities as detached from our more 'visceral' reality, but it's times like these that help us remember that they hurt too. Many were shaken by the attack - and celebrities, offer their condolences, sympathies and feelings as well as their frustration and confusion. Here are just a few of the hundreds of tweets concerning the bombing.
Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) April 15, 2013
The words of an angel from Dorchester. twitter.com/DonnieWahlberg…— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) April 17, 2013
I woke up this morning feeling more thankful for my family.Hard to know some families had to deal with what they did yesterday.#Pray4Boston— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) April 16, 2013
Astonishing heroism by the EMTs, firefighters and police yesterday in Boston. True lifesavers.— Denis Leary (@denisleary) April 16, 2013
Strength & prayers to those in Boston impacted by the cowardly attack. People of Boston are proud, tough & resilient. #StayStrong— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 16, 2013
My heart bleeds for those poor pple in Boston. It's just too much. ;^\— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 16, 2013
Sending all of my love to Boston after a day of sadness and confusion and not knowing what to say. I just don't understand.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 16, 2013
And finally, a wonderful example of Patriotism and the indefagitable American spirit.