In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday, Americans have taken to social media sites to express their condolences and support.

One way Americans are showing their concern online is through a combination of images and memes.

The following is a list of the pictures we have seen.

The Boston Celtics

Shared by @celtics on Instagram with the following message: "The Celtics family sends its thoughts and prayers to the friends and families affected by today's tragedy in Boston. Out of respect to all those who have been impacted by today's tragic events, the April 16 #Celtics game has been canceled."

Martin Richard

This picture of eight-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard was shared by Lucia Brawley on Facebook along with these thoughts: "This is Martin, 8. He died in the Boston bombing yesterday. He was at the finish line with his family, waiting for his dad to cross. His mother and little sister were catastrophically injured. He was the student of our dear friend, Rachel Moo. His message resonates powerfully today. My prayer is that we all live by Martin's words, paying tribute to his too-brief, but immeasurably valuable life by following his example."

When evil men plot

Shared by Momastery on Facebook and liked by more than 1,000 people.

George Takei

Shared by @GeorgeTakei on Twitter based on a quote from Mr. Rogers with the message, "For Boston, and for hope."

April 15

Shared by @thisisterryj on Twitter with this information:
"April 15th 1912: The Titanic sunk. April 15th 1989: Hillsborough disaster. April 15th 2013: Boston Bombing. #prayforboston"


Shared by @ball_err on Twitter with this comment: "Waking up you don't know if it;s gonna be your last. #prayforboston"


Shared by @smokienorful on Twitter with a link to CNN and hashtags for #BostonMarathon and #PrayForBoston.

Brooklyn loves Boston

Shared by @StopMotionsolo on Twitter with this tweet: "Sending love from Brooklyn to #Boston #peace @illuminator99 @NYCLightBrigade"

Aloha, Boston

Shared by @OLBLightBrigade on Twitter with this expression of support: "Solidarity with the people of Boston sent from #lightbrigade Hilo, Hawaii. #BostonMarathon"

Good outnumbers the bad

Shared by Paisley W on Instagram based on a quote by Patton Oswalt.

The Patriot way

Shared by @kjpsi on Storify featuring an image of former Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi coming to the aid of a victim.


Shared by Rivky Jacobov on Instagram with this message: "I never would've imagined that the thing I love most in the world — running and specifically the marathon, an amazing event nevertheless, my marathon would turn into a tragic crime scene. But us marathoners are tough. We fight during training, we fight during the race. ... My heart goes out to everyone who was not as lucky as I was in avoiding the finish by minutes."

Times of faith

Shared by Deseret Book on Facebook with this suggestion: "Today may be a good day to send a message of hope to a friend."


Shared by @CHARVEY04 based on a Tweet from Will Middlebrooks, third baseman for the Boston Red Sox.

Chicago Tribune tribute

The Chicago Tribune created a Boston tribute for the front page of today's sports section. Pictures of the cover are being shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.