'The good outnumber you': Messages of hope for Boston go viral

April 16, 2013 at 9:15 AM ET

In the wake of tragedy, one way to help is to hope. After news broke of the Boston Marathon explosions, positive words and gestures poured through social media. From comedian Patton Oswalt’s much-shared Facebook post to a Mr. Rogers quote given new life, here’s a look at social media’s unique way of spreading support.

Patton Oswalt's Facebook response to the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Video: An artist projected a message of support on the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the wake of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing attack: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.”