Sweet Tweet: Lady Gaga, Cornel West, Oprah + More Honor Nelson Mandela

Photo: (Getty)

Photo: (Getty)

Yesterday, the whole world reacted when we learned of Nelson Mandela’s passing. People are mourning but also honoring his legacy and encouraging people to stand up for others’ rights the way Mandela did.

Lady Gaga called to people to remember all the great things Mandela did during his 95 years on the planet:

The Malala Fund shared a great quote from Mandela about education:

Academic and activist Cornel West Tweeted:

Girl Rising shared another great quote from Mandela, which discusses hate and love:

Ludacris was lucky enough to have met Mandela and joined him in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Luda Tweeted:

His Tweet continues on Instagram, “benefit concert in South Africa. You will live on thru your work for eternity. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.”

John Legend was also in awe of meeting Mandela. He Tweeted:

And on Instagram, he shared this amazing pic:

Oprah Tweeted:

She continues on Instagram, “He was everything you’ve ever heard and more — humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke. Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. He will always be my hero. His life was a gift to us all.” She also shared a great pic:

Like many other people, Sophia Bush wasn’t able to say enough about Mandela in Twitter’s 140 character limit. She Tweeted:

She continued on Instagram, “who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” What a teacher he was to the world. Hopefully we can all follow, a little more today than yesterday, and even more tomorrow, in the footsteps of this man’s enormous heart. #Mandela #RIP.”

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