Celebrities Send Love To Paris After Devastating Notre Dame Fire

The historic Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday, April 15.

Celebrities Send Love To Paris After Devastating Notre Dame Fire
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On Monday, April 15, the world watched in disbelief as the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Paris's most famous landmarks, was engulfed by flames. No one saw it coming. The famed 800-year-old cathedral, which survived through multiple wars, was destroyed.

"Notre Dame of Paris is our history, our literature, our imagination…the place where our big historical moments, plagues, wars, liberation — it is at the very heart of our lives, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement. "It is from there that we count the distance to all the other, all other places. It is the milestone. It is Paris. It is painting. It is a cathedral which is a cathedral of all French citizens, and even those who have never come to visit. It is our common history. And it is burning. I would like to give a message of hope to everyone. Hope is the pride that we must have."

People across the globe, including celebrities, were shocked by the tragedy. For many, the landmark represented cherished memories and trips of a lifetime. They took to social media to share tributes and memories of Notre Dame.

1. Anne Hathaway

2. Kris Jenner

3. Idris Elba

4. Barack Obama

5. Cher

6. Laura Dern

7. Lin Manuel-Miranda

8. Maisie Williams

9. Glenn Close

10. Hillary Clinton

11. Salma Hayek

12. Reese Witherspoon

13. Shonda Rhimes

14. Padma Lakshmi

15. Josh Groban

Macron has vowed to reconstruct the cathedral — its structure is reportedly still intact. France's richest residents, including Salma Hayek's husband François-Henri Pinault, have already donated more than $500 million toward rebuilding efforts.

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