It wasn't long ago that Matt Damon waxed nostalgic over his memories of cheering on his father in the iconic Boston Marathon, but it feels like ages. As the news continues to unfold regarding Monday's bombings, it seems the star's ties to the tragedy grow deeper and deeper.
At least one of the suspected Boston bombers went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, which happens to be the same institution Damon and Ben Affleck attended during their youth, ABC News reports.
If his page on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte is accurate, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two brothers suspected in the attacks -- and the one who is still at large -- graduated from Cambridge Rindge in 2011. That same year, he won a prestigious $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge (which was celebrated with a formal reception at City Hall) to put toward his higher education.
Though neither Damon nor Affleck have formally commented on this new development, it's safe to say that both must be feeling for their hometown.
And they're not alone. All around the country, stars -- both from Boston and beyond -- are reacting to the latest developments via Twitter.
"Talking to my friends and family in Boston. Terrifying." Katie Couric tweeted Friday morning.
Eliza Dushku, who is from Watertown, where the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was gunned down, tweeted, "My parents are being morning greeted by SWAT, friends have bullet holes thru their walls, grenades in front of houses #surreal #watertown."
The ever outspoken Alec Baldwin tweeted, "The bravery and effectiveness of police is a blessing. Their presence is welcome, in times like these. Yet it highlights something.
A few hours later, his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, chimed in as well, taking a political stance. "The terror of today should remind us how important it is to pass tougher gun and weapon laws."
Even the oft-controversial Chris Brown shared his support, tweeting, "You are not powerless. The #heart responds to suffering with love. Please send your #love to Boston and Texas," referring also to the horrible explosion in West, Texas, on April 18.
While their reactions are all unique, the sentiment is the same: sadness, confusion and a true desire to comfort those in the thick of the tragedy.
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