Thursday, France fell victim to another horrifying tragedy when a truck plowed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, injuring hundreds. According to French news reports, as of Friday morning at least 84 people were killed, including the driver, who was fatally shot by police.
In the wake of the attack, which is being treated as an act of terror, President Barack Obama issued a statement of unity and support.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded," Obama said. "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack."
Celebrities from across the world have taken to social media to echo Obama's message of solidarity and to share their condolences with those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
"Heartsick over Nice. “Horrified," wrote Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently released a benefit song with Jennifer Lopez promoting peace and love in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub mass tragedy in Orlando, Fl. last month. – Staff Writers