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Twitter’s Heart Goes out to Paris and Notre Dame

Notre Dame in Paris burning

Today is a sad day for the world. Notre Dame, the famed Cathedral in Paris, burned as the day came to a close. We still don’t know what caused it or how much of the church will remain when the flames have finally calmed, but Twitter has been filled with messages of support for Paris and stories of the church.

I was lucky enough to visit Notre Dame when I was 16 years old, and it was a truly breathtaking vision. A storied landmark on an island in the Seine, Notre Dame, with its saints and gargoyles, reminded us of its history and its significance at every turn. To think how much has been lost is a lot to unpack, and many of us are actively mourning the fire’s destruction. But many also turned to Twitter to share their love for the Cathedral and what Notre Dame meant to them.

May Notre Dame be rebuilt and may we see that beautiful history—and its future—once more.

(image: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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