Amid the chaos and tragedy, kindness was everywhere. Here are a few examples:
@billy_baker via Twitter: Runner just told me he’s been stopped numerous times by Bostonians asking if he needs a bed or a shower.
@ElPelonTaqueria via Twitter: anyone wanting to get out of the back bay come over plenty of tables and calm here and don’t worry you don’t have to buy a thing … and … open wifi, place to charge cell, or just don’t want to be alone, food and drinks,- pay only if you can #bostonhelp
@NBCSN via Twitter: Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hospital to give blood to victims #PrayforBoston
@RedCross via Twitter: Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand.#BostonMarathon