As word on social media began to circulate about the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida, locals and international onlookers alike flocked to the nightclub's Facebook page to exchange information and share their condolences for the 50 people killed, and the several dozens more that were left wounded.
The first post on their page came shortly after the gunman opened fire around 2 a.m. Sunday, which happened to be Latin Night during Pride Week. The Facebook status "Everyone get out of pulse and keep running" launched thousands of responses that included everything from first-person testimonies to gun control debates. Since then, the Pulse Facebook page is now a living record of Facebook users' immediate thoughts and reactions to this great tragedy, which CNN described as "the worst terror attack in U.S. history since 9/11."
Here are just 16 heartbreaking comments you will find on the nightclub's quickly evolving Facebook page.