The tragedy that befell Orlando early Sunday morning, in which at least 50 people died, left many unable to comprehend such acts occurring in our everyday lives.

The sheer brutality and disregard for human life took away the words from many. Actor Sean Astin wanted to grieve publicly for Orlando and found the words to do so in his own work.

Astin, perhaps best known from his turn as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings, offered up a bit of solace Sunday, using inspiration taken from that very character. He posted a photo and a short bit of dialogue on his Facebook page from the second movie in the trilogy, The Two Towers. Read more…

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Sean Astin offered ‘Lord of the Rings’ words of peace in response to Orlando shooting