'Jersey Shore' Cast Expresses 'Devastation' Over Sandy Hook Shooting Tragedy (VIDEO)
As the nation continues to mourn over the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, many celebrities have banded together, offering support and words of condolences to the Newtown, Conn. community — including the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore.
While the small New England town began to say farewell to its victims this week, the realities of the Dec. 14 massacre have left the reality stars in a state of shock and sadness.
Especially for new mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi,who couldn't help but think of her baby boy, Lorenzo, during the ordeal.
"Me being a new parent and just thinking about dropping Lorenzo off, and then not seeing him ever again? It's just terrible, and I've been crying for days just watching the news, thinking about it," she told Celebuzz during a Jersey Shore press conference on Tuesday.
The entire scope of the the shooting almost rendered Jenni "JWoww" Farley speechless. "What can you really say or do that makes that alright? There's nothing. There's nothing that could ever replace the 26 people's lives in that tragedy," she said.
For Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Magro, the event has left them "devastated." "We can't believe what happened, but our prayers and thoughts go out to the families, the victims and everybody involved with this, the whole state of Connecticut," she said.
Adds Magro: "It's really sad to see that something like that would happen to children. [That] a child would even do that to children."
Meanwhile, Deena Cortese revealed her heartbreak for the deaths of the 20 innocent children and the six teachers that risked their lives to save their students.
"These kids were so little and the teachers were my age, some of them, and they were protecting and being heroes. I pray for the families and I pray to God that he just takes care of the little ones. It's just heartbreaking, I can't believe somebody would do something like that," Cortese added.tragedy, which produced one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, DJ Pauly Delvecchio urged people to stay strong.
"Just everybody keep your head up," he told us. "It's a real tragedy, it's a real sad thing. My prayers and my heart goes out to the families of everybody. I couldn't imagine being in the families' shoes right now."
And after witnessing the grim effects Superstorm Sandy left on their beloved Seaside Heights, N.J. residence, one sentiment remains clear among the Shore cast: there are truly better days ahead.
"Going further you can put your best foot forward, pray for the people that have been touched by this tragedy and, you know, hope that it never happens again," said Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.
Watch what the cast had to say about the tragedy above.
The series finale of the Jersey Shore airs Thursday at 10PM on MTV.