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Brussels' Defiant Residents Cover Sidewalks With Chalk Messages as Tributes Pour In

Playing Brussels' Defiant Residents Cover Sidewalks With Chalk Messages as Tributes Pour In

As the world tries to make sense of what happened in Brussels on Tuesday morning, many are sending messages of love to the city.

Read: Photo of Suspected Brussels Airport Bombers Emerges, One Still Wanted: Reports

Brussels' residents are showing their support by covering the city's streets with chalk messages of positivity.

Celebrities also expressed their support for the city.

Vera Wang tweeted a photo of Paris' Eiffel Tower lit up to the colors of the Belgian flag:

Actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted:

Many stars of Belgium’s beloved national soccer team, who are set to play Portugal in an international friendly next week, called off practice on Tuesday to mourn the devastation.

The team tweeted: “Our thoughts are with the victims. Football is not important today. Training canceled.”

Captain Vincent Kompany tweeted:

Midfielder Rajda Nainggolan, who was mistaken for looking like a terrorist in the wake of the Paris massacre in November, tweeted:

Read: Belgium Soccer Star Mistaken For Terrorist While Staying in a Hotel

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini tweeted:

Forward Eden Hazard altered his Twitter icon to his nation's flag with a heart in the center. 

Many from the soccer community, who have either played with players from the country or have played there, shared their sentiments.

Brazilian icon, Kaka posted on Instagram:



A photo posted by Ricardo Kaka (@kaka) on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:24am PDT

French footballer Paul Pogba, whose country was hit with a terror attack in November, tweeted:

The image of beloved Belgium comic book character Tintin crying has been spread across Twitter.

From pop stars to athletes to actors, social networks once again became the ultimate eulogy.

Rihanna tweeted:

Miley Cyrus posted:


My ❤️ breaks for Brussels today..... My heart breaks for the world today.... When will this end, and the love begin..... This isn't the planet I wanna live on 💔 NOTHING in the world matters but giving love to others! It's what we need more than anything else! MORE LOVE LESS EVIL!!!

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 22, 2016 at 4:20am PDT

Questlove of the Roots shared a deep message of love on Instagram:


🇧🇪. Love to all our friends & their loved ones & their loved ones & their loved one in Belgium. May we (entire world) heal from the pain of this tragedy. It's hard to not fall into the emptiness of the #ThoughtsAndPrayers hole. But my words and feelings are sincere. Belgium is an amazing place that has always shown us nothing but love when times were tough. I know it's easy to give into fear (yes I dread the eventual message of hate that will be spewed from the ignorant in how to deal with these situations) and react irrationally. Do not give into fear. Nor ignorance.

A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Mar 22, 2016 at 9:26am PDT


Watch: Inside Molenbeek, The Small Belgian Neighborhood Dubbed 'A Hotbed of Radicalism'

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