According to Entertainment Weekly, The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale released the following statement on Saturday in regards to the Colorado shootings: “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.”  Soon after he did more than issue a statement, he boarded a plane with his wife and flew to Aurora, Colorado to see the vigils and meet with victims.

The word is that the actor spent about two-and-a-half hours at the Medical Center of Aurora where he met with victims and families.  I can only imagine the buzz around that hospital upon his arrival.  It has been a grim week and while a visit from an actor can't take back the events, it can brighten the spirits of the wounded and uplift a community in need of positive momentum.

What a great thing Christian Bale did and for all the right reasons.