After a horrific weekend of the Aurora shooting, the victims received a pick me up on Tuesday. They got a visit from Batman himself, Christian Bale!
On Saturday he released a statement of condolences, “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.”
Bale spent two and a half hours at the Medical Center of Aurora meeting with seven of the victims, as well as the medical staff who have been treating the victims. His wife, Sibi Blazie, accompanied him. He arranged the trip on his own, but asked that the media not be notified.
Aurora Medical Center interim president Bill Voloch said the patients were happy to meet Bale. He hopes that the visit from the actor was therapeutic for the patients.
Even though the actor didn’t dress up as Batman (last week a Facebook campaign urged Christian Bale to visit the Aurora victims dressed as Batman), he is still a hero to the victims. One of the victims, Carey Rottman, posted on his Facebook about the visit, “Wow! Thank you so much for the visit Christian! What a great guy! Still in shock!”
What a nice thing for Christian Bale to do! We are glad he was able to bring some happiness to the victims.