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Dwyane Wade is paying his respects to those who lost their lives in the Surfside condo collapse.
On Thursday, the 39-year-old retired NBA star visited the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Florida, which tragically, partially collapsed in the middle of the night on June 24. Wade shared a series of black and white photos on Instagram after visiting the memorial wall created by loved ones of the victims.
In the images, the Miami Heat alum quietly took in the tribute, covered in notes, photos, flowers, personal items, and more that hundreds have left as condolences. Though he and his family relocated to Los Angeles following his retirement from professional basketball in 2019, Wade spent the majority of his 16-year NBA career playing for the Heat.
During the visit, he also crouched down to write a message on a memorial sign for Stacie Fang, the first identified victim of the tragedy. Her teen son, Jonah Handler, was rescued from the rubble just hours after the collapse.
"Sending prayer, love, strength and healing ..." he wrote on the heart-shaped sign, signed with his initials and his longtime basketball team's name.
Wade also spent time with some of the first responders on site, addressing members of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team, and more.
Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem also visited Surfside days after the collapse to offer support to rescuers and families waiting for news.
"I feel all the pain. I feel everything that goes through this community," Haslem told CNN, encouraging others to donate. "This city means way more to me than a game of basketball, and it always will be. This will always be my home and I'm never leaving. And I wish it was under different circumstances that I'm speaking right now, but all we can do is come together."
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 30, 2021
Members of the Miami Heat, including Tyler Herro and Chris Quinn, help bring supplies for the collapsed building first responders and the people at the reunification center. The building collapsed in Surfside, located roughly 12 miles of FTX Arena pic.twitter.com/TZJW7OdHeA
— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) June 24, 2021
Members of the Heat and the city's other major professional sports teams paid visits to the site of the condo collapse, donating supplies and offering moral support to first responders there.
The NFL's Miami Dolphins showed up with their food relief program to give out meals to families and first responders in Surfside.
Earlier today, we worked with @MiamiDolphins Food Relief Program partner Seed Miami Food Truck to provide #dolphinsmeals to families and first responders in #surfside. Thanks Chef Herb for your commitment to our #community #FootballUnites pic.twitter.com/yjIBnsNBmq
— Jason Jenkins (@jasonljenkins) June 24, 2021
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families as they deal with this sudden and tragic loss," the team said in a statement on social media. "We also appreciate our first responders and volunteers that have worked tirelessly today to lead rescue and relief efforts."
Meanwhile, the MLB's Miami Marlins sent vans of meals and water to rescue workers in support of the community.
As of Friday morning, the death toll for the devastating collapse is 64, CNN reported, with 76 people "potentially unaccounted for."
Despite hope that search and rescue teams would be able to pull additional survivors from the rubble, local officials announced Wednesday that the Surfside scene has turned from a search and rescue mission into a recovery effort.