Funnyman Patton Oswalt has been saluted for writing a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon blasts and all those who rushed to help the injured.
Three people died and over 140 were hurt when two explosions ripped through the crowds gathered at the finish line of the race in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday (15Apr13).
The atrocity prompted an outpouring of sympathy from stars on social networking websites, and comedian Oswalt posted a particularly poignant message on his Facebook.com page, writing, "Boston. F**king horrible... I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
"But here's what I Do know. If it's one person or a Hundred people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running Towards the destruction to help out...
"The vast majority (of the public) stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers... When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will'."
Oswalt's comments hit a nerve among other social network users, and a number of famous followers shone the spotlight on his post and praised him for offering hope in the aftermath of such a horrific situation.
Kristen Bell, Mia Farrow, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Elizabeth Banks, Lake Bell, and Jimmy Kimmel were among those who saluted Oswalt for his words.