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Boston Marathon explosions: Patton Oswalt responds on Facebook

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Since the news broke earlier today of the explosions that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there has been an outpouring of support online, including from celebrities via Twitter. But at least one celeb was quick to vocalize his thoughts about the tragedy with more than 140 characters. Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt went serious on his Facebook page on Monday afternoon to respond to news of the explosions that have reportedly killed two people and injured dozens more.

Oswalt, known for roles in such films as Young Adult and Pixar’s Ratatouille, first recalled his feelings following the plane hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001. “My reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity,'” he wrote.

But he went on to write that whether the culprit behind Monday’s explosions is “one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths,” that is a small number of people compared to those who do good in the world.

“You watch the videos of the carnage are there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help,” Oswalt pointed out. “When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.'”

To read his heartfelt post in full, click here.

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