Despite all of the horror, fear, and loss in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people have responded with bravery.
Many people who finished the marathon after the bombings just kept on running to area hospitals to see if they could donate blood or otherwise help.
We’ve found the tweets, images, and stories that document some of the amazing responses to a tragedy.
A first responder, carrying what appears to be a child to safety.
First responders (Photo: Kylie Atwood/CBS News) pic.twitter.com/R9zMZiDLWk
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 15, 2013
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) April 15, 2013
Google responded by creating a tool to help people find their loved ones
Let your friends & family know you’re OK or locate your loved ones w/ Person Finder for the Boston explosions: goo.gl/jkH6H
— A Googler (@google) April 15, 2013
Some runners reportedly continued past the finish line to area hospitals
Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) April 15, 2013
So many people rushed to donate blood that some are being turned away
— Ronald Agrella (@RonAgrella) April 15, 2013
One of the most shared messages following the bombing was this classic from Mr. Rogers
“Look for the helpers. You’ll always find people who are helping.” — Fred Rogers, on what to do when scary things are on the news #boston
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 15, 2013
A couple finds each other after the explosions (via The Atlantic):
Couple just reunited. pic.twitter.com/R0kuf6zJYs
— Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) April 15, 2013
One man rushed in to help an injured person, and used his belt as a tourniquet:
— Yesenia Sotelo (@silverbell) April 15, 2013
This amazing image shows police rushing to respond after the attack. The runner on the ground got up and walked the last few feet of the race. (via The Atlantic):
— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) April 15, 2013
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi was spotted helping an injured woman after the blast:
Joe Andruzzi's Twitter fell silent for hours after the Boston Marathon explosions. Turns out he was rescuing victims: http://t.co/6m7wiWwfcN
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 16, 2013
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