On Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres reacted to
the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The 59-year-old DeGeneres opened her
show with a powerful message of hope.
“I am hoping we can fill this room
with love and prayers and hope. That is what I want right now,”
said. “It's very easy to lose hope. But we cannot do that. I
always say there's a lot more good in the world than there is bad,
and I continue to believe that. And that is what we have to focus
Sunday's deadly attack by a lone gunman
in Las Vegas left at least 58 people dead and injured more than 500.
The attack on a country music concert
taking place on the Las Vegas strip overtakes last year's mass
shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando as the nation's deadliest.
“The world is full of amazing people.
Good will always win. Love will always win. We will continue to
shine a light on those people on our show,” DeGeneres added after
playing a series of clips of past guests who have helped others.
She added that her show would help the
victims in whatever way it could.
“What we want to do is give you an
escape from whatever is going on in your life, whatever is going on
in the world. And that is what we're going to do,” she said.