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.

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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:

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


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