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Celebrities Support Heather Heyer’s Mom Susan Bro After Funeral Eulogy (VIDEO)

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Celebrities are expressing support for the family of Heather Heyer after her mom, Susan Bro, gave a powerful eulogy at her funeral on Wednesday. See video and reaction tweets below.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Heyer was killed in Charlottesville on Saturday after an alleged neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. While many were injured, she was the only fatality. People worldwide have offered condolences in the wake of the tragedy, and hundreds of mourners showed up today for Heyer’s funeral. At the memorial service, which was streamed online by multiple news outlets, a number of relatives made speeches, including Heyer’s boss, cousins, grandfather and parents.

Clips of Bro’s remarks immediately went viral on social media, with her name also becoming a trending topic. “I’d rather have my child, but by golly, if I’ve got to give her up, we’re going to make it count,” the grieving mourner said. On Twitter, Marlee Matlin shared another poignant quote from the eulogy, “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.” Olivia Munn shared the same lining, adding, “#charlotesville #oneside.”

Blake Shelton tweeted, “Incredible words from Heather Heyer’s mother Susan Bro.. If you missed it look for it. What a strong and inspiring person.” Wrote Seth Meyers, “This is a heartbreakingly beautiful display of composure and grace.” Jason Alexander posted, “Heather Heyer’s mom just made Trump even smaller. Her call to consciousness and caring action was beautiful and powerful. #RIPHeather.” Kevin Smith commented, “The incredibly strong Mom of #HeatherHeyer talks about her daughter. This will break your heart – and maybe start to mend it a little too.”

“#SusanBro gave the eulogy of a lifetime. So uplifting + powerful. A beautiful mother + soul. Our “President” could learn something from her,” said reality star Scout Masterson. Boy George told followers, “Let’s keep Heather Heyer, her family, friends and community in our hearts. Another precious life taken.” And a number of stars, including Sharon Stone, retweeted President Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod, who tweeted, “Is there any question that @barackobama would have delivered the eulogy at Heather Heyer’s service today on behalf of a riven nation?”

For his part, President Donald Trump wrote on his page, “Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman. She will be long remembered by all!” Watch the video of Bro’s eulogy below.

 


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