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"Paris I’m so sorry. This is so sad"

A disastrous fire broke out at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday (April 15). The massive masterpiece in the center of Paris was engulfed in flames for hours, with many people watching the cathedral burn in real time as firefighters rushed to save the cathedral's work of arts. The heartbreaking news drew responses from all over the world on social media.

Several celebrities took to Twitter to voice their sympathies, including Patti Smith, Camila Cabello and Ellie Goulding.

Take a look at some of the responses below.

my heart is breaking seeing the fire at notre dame. I’ll never forget walking in the first time in Paris and being in awe of the beauty of it. --

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) April 15, 2019

Feel profoundly sad about this... so much lost in a few seconds ... I am praying (which I don’t do often) for the fire to be contained soon .... utterly heartbreaking

— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) April 15, 2019

Standing here next to you, heartsick for Notre Dame...

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 15, 2019

I cannot believe what’s happening to Notre Dame.

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 15, 2019

Paris I’m so sorry. This is so sad

— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) April 15, 2019

Watching the Notre-Dame fire with such sadness. Sending love to the people of France and hoping they get a handle on it soon. It has survived, and will survive.

— josh groban (@joshgroban) April 15, 2019

Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 15, 2019


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