The country is in mourning after a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas killing at least 58 people and injuring over 500, making this deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil. America united together with social media posts of support and vigils held around the country to honor those who lost their lives to such a horrific act. Nevada residents lined up at the blood banks to donate blood for the hundreds of injured and celebrities used their platforms to advocate gun safety to prevent these shootings from happening again.
Taylor Swift responded with a simple message and a small act of kindness to a police officer who was shot in Las Vegas Sunday night. She first tweeted:
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
Later in the day, Instagram user @kimberleeb88, member of the Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Community Police Station, posted this photo. Taylor Swift had sent a floral arrangement to a LAPD officer who was shot in Las Vegas Sunday night.
Her message reads:
Talk about a class act! @taylorswift sent multiple bouquets of flowers and plants to our station, as one of our officers was shot in Las Vegas last night. This is one of the smaller arrangements. Beautiful flowers can bring a smile to anyone’s face. Much respect.🌻💐🌹🌸🌺🌷
More photos of the floral arrangements are posted on the LAPD Foothill Instagram account with a caption that reads:
“These came for you Deb from Taylor Swift. We all here at Foothill wish you a speedy recovery.”