On Friday 13th of November, horrific events took place in the city of Paris, France that shook terror throughout the world.
Traumatic attacks on innocent civilians have left at least 127 dead, with 180 wounded and over 80 people left in critical condition. France late in the night declared a state of emergency, shutting its borders and deploying troops across the city.
In total, eight attacks took place on the night, ranging from shootouts of hostages, suicide bombers and explosions, spreading throughout the whole city of Paris. People were left stranded in the city, others cowering and praying for their lives.
In times like these, social media works as a platform to bring people closer together and globally spread their support to those suffering. Twitter came to a stand still as soon as reports of the attacks made their way online, and many took to their accounts to tweet out their love and support for those affected in the harrowing events.
Amongst the thousands of messages of love and support, many moving tweets were sent from celebrities, including the likes of Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Emma Watson and Justin Bieber. A popular image that was being shared was the peace sign adapted to hold the iconic Eiffel Tower in the centre.
Justin Bieber even stopped his concert that was happening the same night of the events to say a prayer for those hurt in the attacks. U2 in response to the attacks have cancelled their Paris show that was meant to take place tonight.
The onslaught has not only shocked France, but has troubled the whole world. The Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most famous landmark, was thrown into darkness and closed off until further notice as they shut their lights off as a sign of respect for those hurt in the attacks, and the world responded by proceeding to light their own monuments in the colours of the French flag, including the Empire State Building in New York City, Wembley Stadium in London and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
Below are a just a small selection of the tweets that celebrities sent out amongst other messages across other forms of social media such as Instagram and Facebook too.
Thoughts go out to everyone in Paris . #prayforparis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 14, 2015
My heart and thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of the victims and all the people in Paris tonight xxxx
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) November 13, 2015
Had a great first show but just heard about what happened in Paris. Thoughts and prayers with everyone #PrayForParis
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2015
Our prayers are with u Paris
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) November 13, 2015
the world just lost peace its a scary place and it's hard to take I really hope everybody is ok pray for France
— Liam (@LiamPayne) November 13, 2015
praying for Paris
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) November 13, 2015
What is wrong with people?! #PrayForParis
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) November 14, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with you Paris.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) November 13, 2015
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) November 13, 2015
thoughts and prayers for those people involved in the situation that has occurred in Paris this evening .. Very sad 🇫🇷
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 14, 2015
Paris we are sending you our love. we are heartbroken
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) November 13, 2015
Thinking of everyone in Paris.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) November 13, 2015
Thinking of everyone in Paris. Praying for the families of the victims. Please stay safe. #prayforparis
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) November 14, 2015
Cowards. Stay strong, Paris. Thoughts are with you all.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 14, 2015
#Prayers4Paris sending prayers and love for our dear friends in Paris.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 14, 2015
The reports from Paris are harrowing. Praying for the city and families of the victims. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 13, 2015
Please pray for Paris. pic.twitter.com/lbJlEu3j0p
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) November 14, 2015
sending love to Paris right now pic.twitter.com/FfTd3zyees
— nick grimshaw (@grimmers) November 13, 2015
We, as a collective, send all our love to those wounded or affected in the Paris attacks, and pray that everyone stays safe.
All the love,