Mark Wahlberg is only one of the many celebrities with Massachusetts ties who’s taken to social media to share his grief over yesterday’s Boston bombings.The blasts, which have so far killed three people and wounded at least 144 others, rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon, hitting close to home for many of today's biggest stars.“Thoughts and prayers with my hometown Boston today,” the Ted star wrote after the explosions.
Actress Mindy Kaling also echoed his sentiments: "My heart aches for my hometown," she wrote. She then followed up her tweet with another, thanking local hospitals for their service:
My love and support to the many worthy Boston area hospitals who are helping the wounded, St. E's, Mass General, Beth Israel and many more.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 16, 2013
My love and support to the many worthy Boston area hospitals who are helping the wounded, St. E's, Mass General, Beth Israel and many more.
Fellow actor, Ben Affleck, who grew up in Boston and shot his films The Town and Gone Baby Gone in the city, reacted on his Facebook page."Such a senseless and tragic day," he wrote. "My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston."Comedian Dane Cook, who grew up in the Boston suburb of Arlington, expressed his heartbreak on Twitter, as well.
My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!!— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 15, 2013
My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!!
He then followed up his tweet with several others: "When I was grieving my parents death I needed humor to alleviate my sadness. My comedian friends provided that for me as we will for Boston," he wrote. "Goodnight Boston. The world is watching. You will become stronger from this. I'm proud to have started my life and career there. You've given me so much. I will return the favor. #Resilience #Boston."Fellow funnyman, John Krasinski of The Office, who grew up in the suburb of Newton, also took to Twitter:
My heart and my prayers are in Boston and with everyone affected by this nightmare of an incident.— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) April 15, 2013
My heart and my prayers are in Boston and with everyone affected by this nightmare of an incident.
And Bostonian Maria Menounos actually shared that she was "flying home because I need to be there," adding, "keep getting overwhelmed w/tears. the photos are devastating. god bless those affected&our first responders. love u boston my heart is w/u all."
While the search continues for those responsible for the blasts, Boston —and America—stand united.