Stephen Colbert Delivers A Powerful Monologue In The Wake Of NYC Truck Attack

"New Yorkers will never live in fear."

Instead of getting puppies adopted in the funniest way possible or raising money for Puerto Rico through a hilarious viral campaign, Stephen Colbert took some time during last night's episode to be serious. Addressing the attack in New York City on Halloween which left eight dead and injured about a dozen more, the Late Show host highlighted the resiliency of Big Apple residents.

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"All of our broken hearts go out to everyone affected," Colbert's monologue began, with him noting how he and his crew learned about the "horrific events" just before taping began.

"To all those who live and work in this great city: tomorrow and the next day, New Yorkers will wake up to new details about what happened; tomorrow and the next day, New Yorkers will also wake up and keep going," the 53-year-old added. "Because in an uncertain world, one thing is for sure: New Yorkers will never live in fear."

Watch the full monologue here:

In addition to Colbert's powerful speech, other famous voices raised concern for those affected, sent their thoughts to NYC, or even expressed their outrage. Celebrities from all walks of life and of all ages — including NYC natives and those who just love the city — took to social media.

Here is just a smattering of those responses:

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