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

From social networking to the streets of Brussels, love was the message sent around the world.

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.

Superbe hommage à la Bourse à #Bruxelles #brusselattack

— Michael Verbauwhede (@mverbauwhede) March 22, 2016

@ la Bourse : "I #nopasaran#BrusselsAttacks

— Michael Verbauwhede (@mverbauwhede) March 22, 2016

Love & Music will bring us together. #brusselsattack #ABconcerts

— Ancienne Belgique (@ABconcerts) March 22, 2016

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:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and citizens of Belgium. #prayforbelgium #peace

— Vera Wang (@VeraWangGang) March 22, 2016

Actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted:

Our thoughts & prayers aren't enough for what happened in Brussels today. Remember that these acts are meant to divide us. We can't let them

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 22, 2016

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:

1) Horrified and revolted. Innocent people paying the price again. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. #Brussels

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) March 22, 2016

2) I wish for Brussels to act with dignity. We are all hurting, yet we must reject hate and its preachers. As hard as it may be. #Brussels

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) March 22, 2016

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

Stay strong #Brussels #Belgium

— Radja Nainggolan (@OfficialRadja) March 22, 2016

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

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini tweeted:

— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) March 22, 2016

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:

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

My love goes to all families out there who need our prayers! #oneworld #peace

— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) March 22, 2016

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

#Tintin #PrayForBelgium #Bruxelles #fragoroso ??

— Daniele Daniel San (@DanieleCarpin) March 22, 2016

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

Rihanna tweeted:

Praying for all those who've been affected by acts of terror across the globe, most recent being in Brussels...Heart breaking! ?

— Rihanna (@rihanna) March 22, 2016

Miley Cyrus posted:

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


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