#PrayForNice

In response to the attack that took place in Nice, France that left 84 dead (including 10 children), 188 more injured, and quite a few of those injured victims still fighting for their lives in critical condition, the world has turned to social media to show their support and solidarity in the wake of this recent tragedy.

Countless users on Twitter continue to express their sadness and empathy toward those that have lost their lives, those that are still fighting for their lives, and those still in shock in the aftermath of this tragic event.Celebrities such as the best-selling author of 'The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho, Actor Josh Gad, and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale have all expressed their condolences using the hashtag #PrayForNice, which has been trending on the social network, along with the hashtag #NiceAttack.

Politicians, world leaders show support

Along with famous authors, actors, celebrities, and sports figures, politicians have also taken a moment to express their sadness in the wake of the attack.

While some like Republican frontrunner Donald Trump offer their sympathy with a grain of salt, others including Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, current President Barrack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have elected to take the more sympathetic route following the tragic events:

According to the Telegraph (and as of this writing) 84 people have been confirmed dead after 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove his truck onto the Promenade des Anglais at 11:01 p.m., zigzagging his vehicle and killing as many as he could before being shot dead by police on the scene three minutes later at 11:04 p.m.

In the aftermath of these attacks, President Obama called Hollande personally to express sympathy and "relay his condolences to the people of France on behalf of the American people." Along with this, the President's top national security adviser (Lisa Monaco) traveled to France to aid in identifying threats, with the aim of preventing future attacks (according to The Guardian).

While nothing can undo the tragic events that have taken place, and no amount of mourning can bring back the lives lost and the countless others broken, the world looks on through the medium of social media as the events continue to unfold in the wake of this tragedy.

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