After what felt like the longest week in American history, the nation breathed a sigh of relief and applauded Boston law enforcement officials, as the manhunt for Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was captured on Friday night. (Well, according to a Fox affiliate, it was actress Zooey Deschanel, pictured, to which the New Girl actress reacted on Twitter, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!”).
For better or worse, Twitter was the place that so many people went to share information (and misinformation), air their grievances, or even crack a joke during this week’s horror and hysteria. But, with the exception of humanity troll Donald Trump, there was a universal mood on the social media site when the news broke that Tsarnaev was in custody: elation and appreciation.
Celebrities — many with ties to the Boston area (including Joey McIntyre, who finished the race on Monday just moments before the explosions) that dealt with a terrible tragedy that took the lives of three and injured dozens during the marathon bombings, the fatal shooting of an M.I.T. police officer, an intense manhunt, and a lock down within the span of just five days —once again took to Twitter, this time to celebrate, at long last, something good.
Here are some of the best responses on Twitter out of Hollywood to the big news.
Boston Cops vs punk kid whose Justin Bieber’s age?That’s like Godzilla vs Bambi, except Godzilla has a Red Sox hat on and Bambi is insane.
— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) April 20, 2013
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 20, 2013
Go have a drink, Boston.I’m genuinely happy for you.Buy any single malt, neat.Go support the bars that took a hit.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 20, 2013
Boston’s wicked good
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 20, 2013
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) April 20, 2013
Justice is done. Way to go Boston PD! #BOSTONSTRONG
— Joe Manganiello (@joemanganiello) April 20, 2013
Grateful for some kind of relief from this sad week. And for all armed services- heroes all! Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU.
— Joey McIntyre (@joeymcintyre) April 20, 2013
Boston Police get the Wicked Mazel of the Day
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) April 20, 2013
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) April 20, 2013
In AWE of our law enforcement!#DzhokharChained
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 20, 2013
Bless the courageous. The courageous victims. Their courageous families. The courageous first responders. The courageous keepers of justice!
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) April 20, 2013
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 20, 2013
Have a great weekend, Boston
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) April 20, 2013