7 Incredible Displays Of Love At The Boston Tragedy & Beyond

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Monday's Boston Marathon bombings killed three, injured about 180 and saddened people all over the world. Through the horrific events, we've also managed to see some amazing acts of love and kindness. From first responders to spectators, there has been no shortage of heroes stepping up.

People risked their lives to help one another, immediately offering comfort, support and even their homes to those in need.

While we often talk about love within romantic relationships, it's also crucial to remember how important and powerful love is for fellow human beings. From the Boston Marathon bombings to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, we've been inspired by how these communities came together during tough times. 

Below, we count down some of the most powerful, love-filled images from tragic events.

After a massive explosion at a fertilizer factory in West, Texas on Tuesday, Mackenzie Wernet, whose home was destroyed in the fire, and classmate Heather Perry embraced while honoring the victims.

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After a terrifying week, Bostonians came together for a vigil for victims of the finish-line bombings.

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After the two bombings at the Boston Marathon, instead of escaping the scene, many spectators rushed toward the smoke to help injured strangers.

Two women embrace as they look at the damage from a fire that destroyed about 80 homes in Breezy Point, Queens during Hurricane Sandy.

The small town of Newtown, CT instantly came together in the wake of the shooting massacre that killed 20 children and seven adults in December 2012.

Aurora Colorado Police division chief Ken Murphy got a hug for his hard work at a maksehift memorial for the victims of the movie theater shooting rampage, which killed 12 and injured 58 on July 25, 2012.


Virginia Tech students stand arm-in-arm as they remember the 32 people killed in the school shooting on April 16, 2008.