There’s been a Facebook status update circulating the Web since shortly after the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado on Friday night. It was an imploring encouragement to Christian Bale to pay a visit to those wounded in the shooting at the midnight showing of his film Dark Knight Rises. It was a sort of superfluous request in that Christian Bale had no real duty to the victims of the shooting, but it turns out he’s just as super-awesome as I hoped, and he did it anyway. Check out the pictures below.
Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.
Bale said in a previous statement regarding the incident.
Pictured here with survivor Carey Rottman, Bale’s visit is a small gesture that means a lot, and lifts a bit of the shroud of negativity that had consequently tied the new film to the dark memory of the shooting.
Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers.
said a rep for WB.
I don’t know how the visit was received across the board, but I personally think it’s cool he fulfilled what could have gone down as a silly status update on Facebook. Good on you, dude.
What do you think about Christian Bale visiting the survivors in Aurora?