Ellen DeGeneres' message of hope after the Vegas shootings

Ellen DeGeneres opened up her show on Tuesday with a heartfelt message of love and compassion in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500.

“I am hoping we can fill this room with love, and prayers, and hope,” DeGeneres said in her opening monologue. “That’s what I want right now. This show is airing on Tuesday, but we are taping on Monday, and we all woke up this morning to the news of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas. My heart is broken for everyone affected by what happened there.”

  • She continued, “I mean, we were just in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, and when you think of Las Vegas, it’s a place to escape and have fun and you never imagine anything like this could ever happen.”
  • DeGeneres pointed out that there are so many tragedies right now, including natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico.
  • “I don’t know about you, but I feel sad, I feel anxious, I feel helpless,” DeGeneres said. “And it’s very easy to lose hope, but we cannot do that. We cannot do that.”
  • “I always say that there’s a lot more good in the world than there is bad, and I continue to believe that,” she added. “And that is what we have to focus on. I see it everywhere. You look in Las Vegas, and people were helping each other. People lined up at 4:30 in the morning just to donate blood.”
  • DeGeneres showed footage from charitable people she’s profiled on her show, hoping that it will remind people of the good in the world.
  • She said: “The world is full of amazing people. Good will always win. Love will always win. We will continue to shine a light on those people on our show.”

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