After the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan in the early hours of the morning here in the United States, actor/director Jon Favreau was among the first celebrities to tweet a reaction. “Our prayers go out to the people of Japan,” he wrote. That was roughly nine hours ago, and since, many celebrities, some with ties to the country and Hawaii (where tsunami warnings were issued earlier this morning), have tweeted words of support.

“Woke up ever so grateful for all that is, was and will be. Amen….Have a beautiful day everyone. You are all very special and unique.”Tia Carrere“All our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan…”

“Watching the devastating coverage if the Tsunami. my kids are asking so many questions that I cant answer.”

“Thoughts and prayers go out to people of Tokyo and surrounding areas.”

“I’m so so so sorry Japan as well as everywhere and everyone effected by this horrific event. Speechless. Help is on the way”

“Today we are all Japanese. Give $10 to help. Text REDCROSS to 90999, or click Pls RT!”

“I don’t care what you believe in, send prayers to all those in harm’s way in Japan. I know I am. #prayforjapan”

“If you know people in any of countries where Tsunamis are headed. wake them up. There are still a few hours to evacuate #prayforjapan”

“Our prayers go out to the people of Japan.”

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